SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Dozens of homeless advocates camped out overnight in San Francisco’s Dolores Park Monday night after holding a “sleep-in”. The protestors say one city supervisor’s plans to close the parks after midnight will hurt the city’s most vulnerable people.
Despite the protests, Supervisor Wiener’s proposal will go before the full Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon.
Brother Paul Joseph, with the Society of Saint Francis, said he provides nursing care for many people who sleep in the park.
“What I have discovered is they’re just like us. They just happen to be poor, but in our country today, we’ve criminalized poverty,” said Joseph.
Supervisor Scott Wiener said his proposal to set the city parks operating hours from 5 a.m. to midnight is not anti-homeless.