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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” or "aiding and abetting felony littering" 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
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.