Former Leslie Hotel Occupied

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SAN FRANCISCO, California – Homeless and housing activists gathered together yesterday afternoon and marched down to the corner of Larkin and Eddy in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. There, they were greeted by occupiers hanging banners out the window, declaring this 68-unit hotel was now available for those in need of housing (and should remain so). Police arrived on the scene and shutdown traffic on the street; however, unable to contact the landlord, they were legally unable to evict the occupiers. Throughout the evening only a few police stayed behind to block further people from entering the building. As of this morning the former hotel is still occupied. (via Indybay)

Update: earlier in the afternoon today (Monday), the police raided the hotel, only to find it empty.

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