(ZEROHEDGE) – The city of Vancouver has apologized to homeless people for causing 'harm' during daily street sweeps in which personal belongings have been discarded.
The CBC reports that the apology comes on the heels of a Tuesday evening City Council discussion calling for changes to the way said sweeps are conducted.
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Sweeps occur daily Monday through Friday, as a team of city workers accompanied by police officers clear debris from sidewalks of the Downtown Eastside. According to the city, crews are trained to remove litter, garbage and abandoned structures – but not "clearly personal belongings."