The city, citing health concerns, ordered everyone living along Division and 13th streets in tents to move out by last Friday, but waited until Tuesday at 5 a.m. to make the sweep.
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If anyone refuses to leave, the city can take possessions and store them for 90 days. After 90 days they can claim it, or the city can throw it away. The homeless who refuse to go will be arrested for violating the order. So far, the sweep has been peaceful.
City outreach workers are offering resources to the homeless impacted by the sweep.
Barricades have been set up in the middle of the sidewalk giving people enough room to walk, but not enough room to pitch a tent.
Everyone is cooperating and clearing out of a homeless encampment in SF. No arrests but police are here to enforce pic.twitter.com/icsGE93Ih1— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) March 1, 2016
San Francisco crews are not negotiating w/the homeless around Division St. anymore. Today is clear out day. pic.twitter.com/UO8eaiFYb1— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) March 1, 2016
The homeless are packing up around Division St as San Francisco public works enforces an order to evacuate. pic.twitter.com/1kjCdOy5fs— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) March 1, 2016