'Right to Sleep' Protest 2015 

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Mark McKenna
Janelle Egger, of Fortuna, left, talks with Sylvia Derooy and George Clark, both of Eureka, about issues involving homeless people and the right to sleep on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse on Saturday. Several dozen demonstrators gathered to show support of homeless rights on World Homeless Day.
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Sylvia Shaw and Mark Bennett hold signs during a protest on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse on World Homeless Day. Bennett said he came out to support finding a solution without taking sides and that homelessness is everywhere and effects everyone.
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Bryce Goldstein of Arcata joined several dozen demonstrators Saturday in support of homeless rights saying she came out because, "All people have basic human rights and we shouldn't be taking them away."
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Corinna Stone says that she and her family were homeless in Humboldt County for almost a year. Since finding a home she has been taking gift bags to homeless people, adding that it was a very good thing to come out and hold a sign.
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Robin Donald, of Fortuna, and Debra Carey, of Miranda, joined demonstrators for homeless rights in front of the courthouse Saturday.
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Carla Ritter, left, and Carlene "CC" Schultz, both of Fieldbrook, hold a banner supporting the decriminalization of sleeping in public. Schultz says she spent a year houselesss in Humboldt County before getting a home. She said she had also been a "street mom" for eight to 10 years helping kids on the street and others when she had an RV.
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Demonstrators in favor of the "Right to Sleep" gathered in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse, lining the north side of Fifth Street on Saturday afternoon. While some people passing in cars yelled insults, many more honked in support of the demonstrators.
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Toby Nixon traveled from San Jose to join demonstrators in in support of the "basic right" of the homeless to sleep on the streets. A member of the National Origination To End Bans On Sleep, he traveled by bus to Willits and hitchhiked the remainder of the way.
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Demonstrators in support of the right of homeless people to sleep on the streets gathered on in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon.
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Mark McKenna
Janelle Egger, of Fortuna, left, talks with Sylvia Derooy and George Clark, both of Eureka, about issues involving homeless people and the right to sleep on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse on Saturday. Several dozen demonstrators gathered to show support of homeless rights on World Homeless Day.

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