Duluth’s homeless say encampment should remain

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Members of a homeless encampment under a Duluth freeway are calling on police to back off a threat to break up their settlement.

The Duluth News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1boHSIK ) that members of the encampment known as “Graffiti Graveyard” feel safer than they would if they were forced to scatter.

Samantha McKinney, a 46-year-old woman who has taken shelter there, says lone homeless are much more vulnerable to attack.

City spokesman Daniel Fanning said no deadline has been set to disperse the encampment, which has persisted for years. But Fanning says it must end sometime because police calls to the area are increasing.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

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