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‘They’re just trying to live’: Denver clears homeless camp despite controversy

The city cleared a large encampment amid solidifying condition, simply several months after a viral video of police confiscating blankets from the homeless provoked an outcry A huge homeless encampment was cleared in Denver today amid temperatures of -5C( 23 F ), risking further controversy over the citys approach to homeless people struggling with wintertime weather. As in other western cities, activists are up in arms over governs that they say criminalize homelessness. Denver, whose homeless population is estimated at 3,700, banned city camping in 2012. But in November, police…

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