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Denver Steps Up Homeless Sweeps, Critics Say That’s Just Shifting The Problem

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People load their belongings in a shopping cart as workers from the city of Denver, behind fencing erected by police to keep protesters away, clear out a homeless camp on 13th Avenue and Elati Street on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

A new study shows 90 percent of those in Denver's homeless encampments have been displaced by sweeps. Most of them have simply moved their tents elsewhere. Read more reporting from Denverite's Esteban Hernandez here:

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