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The State

San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos defended as “low-keyed and responsible” a sweep of up to 50 homeless people from a campsite of tarpaulins and plastic sheets near City Hall. The evictions followed complaints the camp was blocking building access. About a dozen police officers watched as public works employees removed the shelters. A garbage truck used in the eviction was emblazoned with the slogan “The Sweep Is On.” “The campers moved voluntarily when requested to do so and were given ample time to collect their belongings,” Agnos said.


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