Officers with the Denver Police Department arrested 10 people for building “tiny homes” for homeless people during an event at Sustainability Park on Saturday. The police then destroyed the homes.

According to organizers, activists with “Denver Homeless Out Loud” were building small homes that were intended to be occupied and managed by homeless people in the area. However, the police ruined the effort by arresting 10 of the activists and smashing the homes to the ground.

“Today hundreds of people came out to Sustainability Park in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver to build a tiny home village where three urban farms are being displaced to build an apartment development,” activists said.

The activists said that this setback will not deter them from their mission of providing homes for homeless people. “We will not give up! We will keep fighting to defend people’s right to housing,” they said.

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