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Homeless Protest City Council's Camping Ordinance By Camping At City Hall

UPDATE: 12:50 a.m., Dec. 9:  A group of homeless people protested the city's camping ordinance, but dispersed when Sacramento Police requested they do so.

Original Post: A group of homeless people plans to pitch tents and sleep at Sacramento City Hall tonight to protest the city's camping ordinance.

Organizers from the "Community Dinner Project" say the ordinance is illegal. They base their claim on the opinion of a member of a federal Department of Justice homeless task force.

The city attorney's office says two courts have found the ordinance is valid.

The Sacramento Police Department says protestors and their tents may stay on city property during tonight's city council meeting. But once the meeting is over, officers will ask the protestors to leave.

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