Unhoused individuals launch protest near City Hall to push for end to homelessness 


A group of unhoused New Yorkers are camping out near City Hall to call attention to the city’s treatment of the homeless.

Johnny Grima who previously was arrested for making a stand against Adams’ sweeps in the East Village is leading a new charge for homeless rights. The homeless rights advocate, who was most recently found sleeping rough on the street beside Tompkins Square Park, is leading a band of undomiciled men and women in a camp out and is asking for all of the city’s homeless to join him.

“We came out here to City Hall to start occupying the space and bring other homeless people over here. The message is very simple: Move homeless people into the empty apartments and stop evicting people into homelessness,” Grima told amNewYork Metro. 

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