A camp in solidarity with the homeless is dismantled in Montreal

A camp in solidarity with the homeless is dismantled in Montreal
A camp in solidarity with the homeless is dismantled in Montreal

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The camp had been set up in Parc des Faubourgs since July 1.

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Posted at 8:44 p.m. EDT

An encampment set up to protest the dismantling of homeless camps in Parc des Faubourgs, near the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, in south-central Montreal, was itself dismantled late Friday afternoon.

This camp was set up on July 1 to sound the alarm about the situation of homeless people in Montreal.

The organizers of this mobilization demand that the City of Montreal adopt a moratorium on the dismantling of homeless camps.

According to them, people living on the streets have no other choice, in a context of saturation of shelters and a housing crisis.

Two people who were evicted from their homes on July 1 were notably present in the camp.

For the director and founder of the Montreal Youth Shelter, France Labelle, this camp represents a citizen action and it is also a challenge at different levels, including political levels.

It’s a way of saying that we are currently in a structural impasse.

A quote from France Labelle, director and founder of the Montreal Youth Shelter

According to Ms. Labelle, the resources of the City of Montreal are fullShe emphasizes that the Youth Shelter is in overcapacity for monthswith 50 people accommodated in 45 actual places.

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