Nickelsville announces 3 new camps secured; plan to vacate Highland Park

Nickelsville, facing a Sept. 1 eviction date from their current location on Marginal Way in Highland Park, announced via their Facebook page on Aug. 28 they have secured three new tent city locations (enough to move everyone out) and plan to make the move this Sunday.

Here is the announcement:

"Great news! Nickelsville has secured two more sites and will be moving this Sunday. We're notifying the neighbors before announcing the two additional sites on Friday afternoon. There are many ways you can help with the move, either by helping us pack up the trucks, donating money to pay for our bills at this site, or donating materials such as 33 gallon trash bags, duct tape, basic tools such as hammers, or bringing food and water on moving day."

Prior to the news, Nickelsville's central committee had stated the homeless camp would not budge without enough space to move everyone out at once. With sites secured, a showdown with the city should be avoided.

For more background, please see our recent coverage here and here.

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