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Street Sweeps News: June 2022

[Video] #StopTheSweeps Coalition and DTES residents take over the streets and let their voices heard June 15, 2022 | Ryan Sudds [Video] #StopTheSweeps Coalition and DTES take their fight to City Council June 22, 2022 | Ryan Sudds

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Street Sweeps News: October 2021

[Video] Downtown Eastside residents complain city sweeps target marginalized people’s belongings October 15, 2021 | CTV News https://bc.ctvnews.ca/downtown-eastside-residents-complain-city-sweeps-target-marginalized-people-s-belongings-1.5625165 ‘We should be disgusted’: Vancouver homeless advocates call for an end to street sweeps October 15, 2021 | Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/we-should-be-disgusted-vancouver-homeless-advocates-call-for-an-end-to-street-sweeps/ Street Sweeps Steal from Homeless People, Say Downtown Eastside Advocates October 15, 2021 | […]

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Community groups,residents, & advocates organize to end street sweeps

“They know people don’t know their rights”: Daily street sweeps displace & dispossess unhoused DTES residents Vancouver, BC, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ Territories – While most Vancouverites are fast sleep, CUPE 1004 city workers and Vancouver Police Department (VPD) officers subject Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents to a rude awakening every morning with the brutal practice […]

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Joint statement on Homelessness Action Week 2021

October 10-16 marks Homelessness Action Week across BC, including on unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. This year, annual “Homelessness Action Week” events begin on “Thanksgiving,” a colonial holiday that celebrates the original and ongoing displacement of Indigenous people from their traditional territories. Indigenous people living on the street, […]