“Before sunrise Tuesday, several blocks in Curtis Park where people have been living in tents were closed off, and not just with the usual lengths of yellow police tape, but with chain link fencing.
Similar temporary fencing emblazoned with banners promising “brand new apartments coming soon” surrounded a nearby construction site. Inside the area closed off by police so that the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure could remove items blocking the right of way, John Hughes was considering his next move. Hughes said that he had been without a permanent home for five years and that a traumatic brain injury prevented him from working.
“They want us to go inside, where everybody’s going to catch the coronavirus. I’m not going inside. I know that much,” Hughes said, adding that he would probably end up not far away and still on the streets.”
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Bryson, Donna. Denverite 22 September 2020.