Hundreds of CA homeless march for land rights (NPR)
Now, this is more like it–the marching and the reporting.
Hundreds Of Calif. Homeless March For Land Rights
by Richard Gonzales
All Things Considered, July 2, 2009 · It has been about three months since city officials shut down a large “tent city” occupied by Sacramento’s homeless people.
Now, some of the tent city’s residents say they feel like refugees, with no place to go. They staged a loud demonstration Wednesday, in hopes of pressuring Sacramento officials to find them a new place to camp.
‘Where Am I Supposed To Live?’
Philip Grice, 45, has been on the move ever since the tent city closed.
“When we moved out, we moved over to a private area two fields over. They wanted us off of there too. Just like shuttling cattle, that’s all it is,” said Grice, a carpenter by trade, who wears a T-shirt that reads, “Where am I supposed to live?” “We’re supposed to be the eyesore, but actually we’re citizens and we’re human beings. We’re supposed to have rights like everybody else; it don’t matter what we have in our pockets.”
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