Seattle parents protested a homeless camp less than a block from their children's elementary school yesterday, reports Jeremy Harris for KOMO News. The Ship Canal Bridge camp near John Stanford International School has a history of violence, fires and drug use.
As parents held signs on the 45th street overpass, We Heart Seattle outreach volunteers were confronted by activists who oppose clearing the camp.
“We believe sweeping that camp would be a form of harm reduction for everyone, including the people living there," said Andrea Suarez of We Heart Seattle, which organizes trash cleanups. "There’s nothing humane about letting people live there and languish.”