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Police begin Camp Hope clean up at City Hall

SPOKANE, Wash. - A large police presence began cleaning up Camp Hope, a homeless encampment, at Spokane City Hall Sunday morning.

The camp was born both from need -- a lack of available shelter beds led the city to temporarily suspend the sit-lie ordinance -- and from a desire to raise awareness about homelessness in Spokane. 

On Saturday, homeless residents of Camp Hope and community activists, including councilwoman Kate Burke, chained themselves together after receiving 48-hour notices Thursday to leave City Hall property. The notice expired at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, but protesters remained throughout the night. 

Post Street was blocked off by the clean up, but is now back open.

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