Protests continue at Civic Center Garage

Created: 08/20/2014 11:35 PM WHEC.com

The doors have closed on some of Rochester’s homeless who used to seek shelter inside the Civic Center Garage, but some protestors have continued to stake out the space.

The gates were pulled down at 8p.m. at the privately-run garage, and that will be the weeknight closing time moving forward.

Entrances will close at 5 p.m. on weekends and an hour after any event at the Blue Cross Arena.

Protestors camped out at the garage all day, asking for a few more months.

“We must make a stand for one of the last free spaces we have left. We must provide for all. We must meet the basic human needs for society,” said Josiah Krause, a protestor.

The garage owner says he delayed the crackdown to give homeless advocates time to find adequate housing.

Drivers will be able to exit the garage after the entrances are closed.

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