Several American media reported that police were called in Denver, Colorado, to intervene in a homeless camp that had become out of control in the center of the city.
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A seating area with armchairs, umbrellas and artificial turf has been set up in the middle of the sidewalk at the corner of 23rd Street and Champa Street.
“We heard there was a bar open and alcohol sales and things like that,” Denver Police Department Chief of Patrol Aaron Sanchez said in an interview with CBS Colorado.
The authorities began monitoring this situation after receiving several calls from citizens complaining that the camp was blocking the sidewalk and forcing pedestrians to walk in the street.
When police arrived, they found that there were many empty bottles at the site.
Witnesses also reported that tents near the bar were being rented out to prostitutes to meet clients.
Megan Shay, leader of the community organization Step Denver, told CBS that a camp that provides alcohol to the homeless can only worsen the problem of homelessness.
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