VIDEO & PHOTOS: “Saying that you can’t warm yourself is making living illegal, and you can’t make living illegal,” one of Tent City’s residents said to TLS today during a protest in Downtown’s Red Square.
About 30 people from the homeless encampment came out today to protest primarily the Township’s recent ordinance requiring the homeless to use propane as a substitute to firewood.
The Township initially banned the use of firewood during the last Township Committee meeting when the ordinance was passed, but an extension of the implantation of the ordinance was issued until November 5 – tomorrow.
“We’re working with a couple of people who are donating a lot, but it’s not enough to warm everybody,” the resident told TLS.
The ordinance was passed after area residents complained that the smoke and smell was disrupting their quality of life. [TLS]