Violence is not the answer to houselessness.
Help the people living at this encampment in Harrison neighborhood stand against the Minneapolis office of Community Planning & Economic Development— and their brutal enforcers, the infamous Minneapolis Police Department.
Battling city threats, building community
“The Near North encampment has been a strong community for months, facing multiple threats of eviction and frigid weather.” J.D. Duggan wrote about the camp for The Uptake after we survived the February “closing” threats.
Demand city adhere to public health guidelines
Seeking a permanent home
The camp community wants to stay together and is looking for land, ideally also with an apartment building on it, to move to together.
- No forced removal or destruction.
- All decisions about Near North camp happen with residents’ consent.
- No use of police or other public resources to displace people ever.
- Land to move to together, on which to establish permanent homes, before leaving this camp.
Heartwarming sound of voices supporting us in the morning.Sandy, Near North camp resident, on February 26 the morning of one of CPED’s threatened evictions.
Brave defenders held off police who came to destroy the camp— with five brutally arrested and several more harmed by police.
People living at the camp, neighbors, and supporters are united in defending the right to build community and seek permanent housing without coercion and violence.
205 Girard Ave N
(Stolen Dakota land)