VIDEO: Lone Tent City Protester Sleeping at Lake Carasaljo: I’m Deliberately Violating the Laws

libman amphiVIDEO: Alex Libman, the former Tent City man who was arrested after refusing to leave the encampment during its closing, and who refused housing by the Township, has decided to keep protesting on his own.

In protest, the apparently-one remaining protester has in recent days slept in Town Square and at the amphitheater and on other Township properties, clearly admitting he’s “deliberately confronting and violating those laws.”

Watch video below of Alex Libman speaking to a passerby last night while getting ready to sleep on the stage of the amphitheater.


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  1. this was to be expected as alot of the tent city residents took living there as a “Shtick” so to speak. how many more residents will do this? hard to tell

  2. Although I don’t agree with some of his goals, some of his statements have some truth to them. In the 1930s -1940s the federal government provided many tent/bungalow type communities to help them. He should get credit for striving what he thinks is right and sleeping on the stage, after all ” the show must go on” in his eyes.

  3. I never understood why the homeless stay up north when it’s cold. If I were homeless I would just start walking south, the weather down there is much more conducive to sleeping outside.

  4. You emphasize “lone” – this protest involves non-violent non-cooperation, being physically dragged to jail, refusing to pay bail or any fines / fees, and staying on a hunger strike until released. It’s not for everybody. You should hope it’s just me, or LPD would get seriously overstrained.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    It wasn’t just that Martin Luther King became the leader of the civil rights movement that made him so extraor5dinary—it was the way in which he led the movement. King advocated civil disobedience, the non-violent resistance against unjust laws: “Non-viole4nce is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.” Civil rights activists organized demonstrations, marches, boycotts, strikes, and voter-registration drives, and refused to obey laws that they knew were wrong and unjust.

  6. Oh…and I forgot…even with a job…I still cannot afford…a place to live…anyone got a room to rent … my budget is about $200.00.

  7. And THIS is exactly why I will NEVER support these people!!! It’s not a matter of “oh we need help, etc” they’re just a nuisance to the public and a drain on society!! The cops need to relocate them permanently out of this area. Let then mooch off of someone else!!

    • are you for real? LOL you are feeling that secure that this tragedy could never happen to you? you are ok if you lost your job? if you had a horrible illness? well if you are secure congrats ! but I think you are a fool. it could happen to anyone. and you are doubly a fool for condemning those those less fortunate. I pity you

  8. Ocean County needs a shelter. Period. The laws against homelessness are stupid and unfair, and getting worse. People used to be compassionate. What happened to that?

  9. Really sorry about your situation , Alex, but we all received housing vouchers and are very happy living inside, in the real world. If you want to live in the woods, then why don’t you just go to some quiet part of Ocean county ( better yet try Florida- weather is perfect all year around) . While you would try to prevent us from receiving help because IT COSTS THETAXPAYERS too much, you are costing Lakewood and the County thousands of dollars with your ridiculous stunts . Just leave Ocean County since you hate it so much . And let us be, we are trying to get back into the real life, and do not wish to ever return to any Tent City . Go Away …….

  10. Nanner, I can tell you myself that most TC residents were addicts – don’t you ever read the Lakewood Scoop ? Most of us, even those with additions- NEVER want to come back there.

  11. Alex, it is OVER. If you cant find affordable housing in Lakewood, then do what people have done the last 50 years- MOVE to a cheaper location . And a hunger stike wouldnt be such a bad idea for you – you could loose a few pounds and leave the food from the food banks for people who really need it . Better yet, get a job and support yourself.

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