Protests have broken out at a south Sacramento homeless encampment where sheriff’s deputies are attempting to clear the lot to make way for a proposed housing development.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced this week that it would order people living in the encampment near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road to leave by 8 a.m. on May 1.
Officials say they've been working to connect the people living there with resources. There are plans to turn the empty lot into new housing.
The decision prompted demonstrators to gather in front of the vacant lot to prevent sheriff’s deputies from removing homeless residents.
Sheriff's officials have closed sections of Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road.
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