Community members stage protest outside Minneapolis Mayor Frey’s home
Sunday night, protesters camped outside of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s home in the northeast area of the city.
Tents were set up on East Hennepin Avenue.
Signs called for an end to clearing out homeless encampments in the city.
As previously reported earlier this month, a similar protest was staged outside of Minneapolis City Hall.
Just last week, Frey vetoed a city council measure which would have studied the impact of clearing encampments and police involvement in those sweeps. The city says there was a technical error in how it was written.
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5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reached out to Frey’s office for comment on the overnight protest, as well as the group’s demands, and received the following statement:
“At this time, the administration has no plan to issue a moratorium. We remain focused on getting people into safe, table, and permanent housing – which we have been providing at record levels. The mayor’s home has become a focal point for protests and threats in recent months and has been vandalized repeatedly.”Office of Mayor Frey