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A homeless encampment is seen along Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. Thousands of CEOs, world leaders, protesters and others will soon descend on San Francisco for a high-profile global trade summit that could give the battered city a chance to reverse its image of an economic powerhouse now in decline. As host, San Francisco and the city’s partners are cleaning sidewalks, scrubbing away graffiti and moving homeless people to shelter indoors. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
“They’ve definitely been moving people around from the areas that were going to be inhabited by the fancy people. Dress up for the show, and once it’s over, go back to whatever.”
— Zach Wiseman, 28, a homeless San Francisco resident at a bus stop across from the APEC CEO Summit entrance at Mission Street, on the host city’s efforts to clear out many downtown homeless tent encampments near conference venues.
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