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ACLU sues City of Fresno over homeless encampment ordinance

FRESNO, California (KFSN) – A federal lawsuit has been filed against the city of Fresno over a decree that would make it illegal to enter a stray camp to clean up the area without permission.

The American Civil Liberties Union urges the court to repeal the law, which will charge offenders with a misdemeanor or fine them up to $ 250.

An ACLU spokesman said the decree was an attack on everyone’s rights.

The city of Fresno says it can not comment on pending litigation.

However, officials have said in the past that waste left in camps poses a threat to public safety and has highlighted efforts to provide housing for those in need.

In filing this lawsuit, the ACLU hopes to stop the decree from coming into force on March 31 and eventually wants it to be annulled altogether.

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