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The City of Asheville Denies All Park Ban Appeals for Aston Park Defendants

All appeals have been denied for the Aston Park Defendants banned from all Parks and Recreation Facilities after a protest which occurred in December 2021.

Aston Park Defendants: “We Will Not Be Silent in the Face of Repression.”

As of March 15, 2022, fifteen individuals have been charged with “felony littering over 500 lbs” in connection to a demonstration that occurred the week of Christmas, 2021. The goal of the protest was to criticize the City government’s policy of evicting homeless encampments in violation of CDC guidelines

Activists Disrupt City Council Retreat; Demand Sanctuary Camping and Climate Justice

On March 17th, 2022, a protest organized by the Sunrise Movement's Asheville Hub stopped Asheville City Council's annual "retreat" in its tracks moments after it began.

Analysis: APD Blames Nearly All Downtown Crime on Camps to Justify Sweeps

APD's data analysis reveals a lack of rigor befitting of a propaganda campaign, not serious data science.

Asheville Officials Removed More Than 20 Homeless Camps in 2021

There were dozens more instances where City officials forced sleeping people to relocate, according to public documents.
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