Protesters in Denver want more action for homeless


DENVER | A half-dozen protesters were escorted out of a public forum to demand an end to Denver’s urban camping ban.

The protesters want the police department to end nightly sweeps of homeless camps or tents around the city.

Mayor Michael Hancock held the forum on Saturday to discuss needs in the community.

According to KMGH-TV Denver’s 7 (, Hancock said it is safer for people to be indoors rather than outdoors on the street.

Critics say the plans needs to address short- and long-term housing needs for the homeless.