Every Saturday residents protest to stop more shelters from opening in the black neighbourhood. Last Saturday Sep. 26th., was no different. Residents have information that shelters are slated to be built at Hollis and 203rd. street area. There are about 300 units of vacant apartments.
Residents took turns in giving testimonies of the destruction associated with shelters.
Residents shouted and demanded the presence of councilman Miller.
Surprise, surprise, Councilman Miller appeared. He gave a speech, saying that he met with other leaders; and there are no concrete plans to build shelters.
Their fears are a reality. Below are photos of early morning activities from a shelter. Location,164 th. place & 108th. avenue. These women are early risers. They smoke, drink, and sit around all day long.
Monday morning, bright & early, Sep. 28 th., time 7: 43 a.m. This is their norm.
This is a perfect example of why Hollis residents want to keep shelters out of their area.
Hollis residents said; that they fear for children who have to walk to and from school. Shelters, harbour derelicts that prowl by day; because during the daytime shelters have to be closed.
Senator Comrie and congressman Meeks are aware of the Saturdays' protests; they remain NO SHOW.
The protests will continue and continue and continue........We will Not be ignored.
P. Hazel: Social Media Journalist for Justice.