From Indybay: Police Evict Homeless in Fresno
by Mike Rhodes
FRESNO, CA – This morning the Fresno Police Department evicted about 100 homeless people who were living on a vacant lot in downtown Fresno. The video below shows the homeless holding hands on the perimeter of the property saying they won’t move. FPD chief Jerry Dyer is then seen approaching the group and convincing them to pack up and move. Dyer tells them they can move to another vacant lot and that they (the police) will not stop them. When asked if they will be evicted from that encampment sometime in the future, Dyer says they will deal with that on another day.
Most of the homeless then packed up their belongings and moved to a vacant lot about 1 block north of the Ventura and F street encampment. Even as the homeless were moving to the new encampment, a bulldozer could be seen on the corner of Mono and F streets, within sight of the new encampment.