A small band of homeless people on a "trek for justice" to publicize their needs remained camped in an oceanside park in Santa Monica on Sunday, while some local residents complained of the "circus."
About 30 members of the homeless activist group Justiceville had spent Saturday night on a grassy section of Palisades Park. But members said they planned to stay one more night and leave today, bound either for Malibu or UCLA.
"We want to hit areas of affluence and influence," said Mike Neely, one of the homeless.
The group has been on what their leader, Ted Hayes, calls an "awareness campaign" begun Friday after Los Angeles city officials shut down its urban campground for the homeless near the Los Angeles River. They spent their first night in Beverly Hills.
"We're not trying to move into these communities," Hayes said. "We want land on the outlying areas of the city, where we can create our own community."