Published on January 2nd, 2016 | by Sacramento News & Review
More than 50 police officers raid homeless protest outside Sacramento City Hall just after midnight, leaders arrested
More than four dozen Sacramento police officers converged on City Hall grounds earlier this morning, just after midnight, in a raid of the ongoing homeless protest. After nearly four hours on the scene, law enforcement arrested or cited seven local activists, individuals who’d been planted outside City Hall going on four weeks, for violating the anti-camping ordinance.
Police surrounded the protesters at around 12:30 a.m., according to a legal observer on the scene. Most activists were awake, but many weren’t, hunkered down in sleeping bags. Two individuals had pitched tents.