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The Nation

Homeless activist Mitch Snyder said that efforts by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to keep homeless people from finding shelter in subway station entrances are “absolutely revolting.” The city installed permanent barriers at the entrances to several downtown subway stops to prevent entry to the stations after the subways stop running at night. Homeless people had used the areas for shelter at night, but officials complained that they also littered the stations and used them as a bathroom. Snyder said his group, the Community for Creative Non-Violence, would meet to decide how to respond.


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