State police break up courthouse homeless camp
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – State police in New Hampshire have dismantled a homeless camp outdoors a courthouse in Manchester.
WMUR-TV stories officers started breaking apart the encampment on the garden of the state Superior Courthouse Friday morning whereas representatives from housing and homeless companies tried to supply camp residents various housing choices and different companies.
However Democratic Mayor Joyce Craig criticized the state’s removing course of as “inhumane,” saying it will solely result in extra trauma for folks with nowhere else to go. She mentioned town would open an emergency shelter to deal with a number of the displaced folks in response.
State officers, together with from the Division of Well being and Human Providers, Division of Justice and Division of Security, mentioned they’ve been working to persuade camp residents to depart for the reason that summer time.
Greater than 30 folks departed after accepting state assist, however at the least two who refused to depart have been arrested and charged with prison trespass whereas some others have been issued summonses for unlawful tenting, the officers mentioned.
Officers additionally put in fencing to discourage future encampments on the website.
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