Minneapolis Park Board clears one of the Powderhorn homeless encampments
About 20 people were arrested as one of two sites in Powderhorn Park was shut down
July 21, 2020
Police and heavy equipment cleared out what was left of the east homeless encampment at Minneapolis' Powderhorn Park, forcing campers to pack up and find a new place to live.
Park Board Superintendent Al Bangoura issued an eviction notice to the encampment Friday, just days after the board voted to cut down on the number of tent camps in local parks. The notice gave campers 72 hours to leave, parks spokeswoman Dawn Sommers said.
All but two to three campers had left the encampment Monday, with the holdouts refusing to leave, Sommers said. A couple dozen people showed up as the site was being cleared and about 20 people were arrested, she said.