Melbourne protest camp grows
A group of homeless people has set up camp in Melbourne's city square.
A group of about 40 homeless people have set up camp in Melbourne's city square to put homelessness in the spotlight, as housing agencies and people sleeping rough grow increasingly frustrated with government inaction.
The camp was set up on May 12, after stories in the Herald Sun about aggressive beggars picking fights with pedestrians cast rough sleepers as a public menace.
The site is dotted with signs declaring shelter is a human right as protesters vow to stay as long as it takes to get action on housing. The protesters say it is also about the bigger picture. People need better access to affordable housing across the country.
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