Late last month, a district court in Pennsylvania entered an order denying preliminary injunctive relief in a First Amendment case filed by a group of homeless advocates seeking to raise awareness of homelessness in Philadelphia.
The case involves three homeless encampments at locations on city- and state-owned properties near Philadelphia’s Center City. The encampments started in the summer of 2020, and over 200 people reside in them. The plaintiffs in the case alleged that the encampments are protests relating to city policies toward the homeless. In July, the city provided notice that it would sweep and remove the encampments on or before August 18. On August 17, the plaintiffs filed their claim in federal district court and moved for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction.
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