Homeless protest ends peacefully

July 5, 2011 5:17:13 PM PDT
Homeless advocates are pledging to occupy more vacant housing units after a Fourth of July protest in San Francisco's Mission District.

Fifteen members of Homes Not Jails spent the night inside the Sierra Hotel at 20th and Mission streets. The group calls the building's 43 empty units a "waste of housing." The hotel has been un-used for almost 20 years.

The squatters left after the building's property manager asked them to leave.

Police could not make any arrests because the landlord had not signed a trespassing complaint.

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