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LA Asks Judge To Vacate Order To Move Homeless From Freeways

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Tents above the 101 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
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Attorneys for the city and county of Los Angeles are asking a judge to vacate or delay an order to relocate thousands of homeless people living under and around area freeways.

U.S. District Judge David O Carter's order is supposed to take effect tomorrow. It's part of a case filed by plaintiffs who argue L.A.'s government has been negligent in its handling of mass homelessness, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

The county argues the injunction does not help them protect individuals experiencing homelessness. As of this afternoon, Carter had not scheduled a hearing to discuss the new request.

L.A. police estimate there are more than 3,000 people under overpasses in the city.

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