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Homelessness advocates call on Smiley to cancel plans to clear Providence encampments

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2024
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Homelessness advocates and service providers stand outside Providence City Hall on May 8, 2024. At the center of the crowd is Karen Andes, director of Brown University’s Master of Public Health program. (Christopher Shea/Rhode Island Current) PROVIDENCE — Over a dozen homeless advocates and care providers gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday afternoon to demand Providence Mayor Brett Smiley and other city officials halt plans to clear out two of the capital city’s largest encampments on Friday. The city plans to give 48 hours notices for people to...

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