‘Unacceptable’: Outrage rises after EPS officers remove homeless people from downtown pedway

‘Unacceptable’: Outrage rises after EPS officers remove homeless people from downtown pedway
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EDMONTON —
A video that shows Edmonton Police officers removing homeless people – and members of a charity trying to feed them – from a pedway and into the extreme cold sparked outrage online and from politicians Monday.

The local chapter of the Bear Clan was feeding vulnerable people Sunday night in a pedway connected to an LRT station when officers forced them to leave for “loitering” and because the people eating weren’t wearing masks. 

“It doesn’t matter who you are,” an unidentified officer can be heard telling a Bear Clan worker who tried to explain what was happening while recording video on her phone. 

The City of Edmonton has activated its “extreme weather protocol” but it does not include access to LRT platforms and pedways, instead…



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