Near the U.S. Capitol, an encampment of the homeless is removed by city workers

by Joe Heim

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The city told the homeless men and women camped under the H Street bridge that their belongings would be removed at 10 a.m. sharp Thursday. The city was right on time. At the top of the hour, workers wearing gloves and carrying shovels and rakes moved in to begin ridding the sidewalk of evidence of the tents and personal items of 15 or so homeless people under the bridge in Northeast Washington, just steps from Union Station and a few blocks from the Capitol.

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