Angelenos place boulders below an underpass to prevent unhoused people from pitching tents

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A freeway underpass where local homeowners placed boulders to keep out homeless encampments. Activists later removed some of the rocks from the tunnel. Photo by Anna Scott.

Earlier this week, some West LA residents placed dozens of boulders below a 10 freeway underpass on Cattaraugus Ave, in an attempt to prevent people experiencing homelessness from erecting tents there. The backlash from homeless advocates, activists and their supporters came quickly. A group of volunteers removed many of the stones a few days later.

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