Preview of protest against new Clearwater policies affecting people without homes

10/03/12 Seán Kinane
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Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs logo.


photo by Stephen Provenzano on Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs Facebook page

This summer, the Pinellas county city of Clearwater approved ordinances ranging from strengthening the city’s ban on panhandling, to restricting whether people can sit or lie on sidewalks, docks or piers.

But some homeless advocates aren’t taking the new rules well. This Saturday they’re organizing a demonstration, food sharing and music at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater to protest To protest what they call an inhumane and unconstitutional set of laws.

My guest today is Dylan Wallis with Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs, who is helping to organize the rally.

On a previous Last Call, Lisa Marzilli interviewed Clearwater City Council member Bill Jonson who defended the need for new rules to deal with the issue of people without homes and said someone would only go to jail as a last resort.

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