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The Region : 200 at Homeless Camp

June 18, 1987

The number of homeless staying at the city's temporary "urban campground" climbed above 200 on its third day of existence, according to Salvation Army officials. Several homeless campers began setting up about 50 blue and white tents the city had located for their use at the 320 S. Santa Fe Ave. campground, but most most continued to sleep on cots under open-air canopies. Among the campers was homeless activist Ted Hayes, who had been arrested Tuesday night for refusing to submit to a weapons search on entering the campgrounds. His group, Justiceville, set up what it called a "village" at the camp's southern end, with about 50 people in residence, while the Union of the Homeless' Love Camp relocated about 80 people to the campground from former quarters under the nearby 4th Street Bridge.

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