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Dozens Pack Meeting Over Banning Camping In Denver

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Police moved in and the city of Denver cleared out the Occupy Denver protest site early in the morning on Dec. 20. (credit: CBS)

Police moved in and the city of Denver cleared out the Occupy Denver protest site early in the morning on Dec. 20. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – More than 100 people packed a meeting Tuesday to learn more about a controversial ordinance to ban camping in the city.

The ordinance would make it illegal to set up tents, sleeping bags or other shelter on the 16th Street Mall, sidewalks and alleys by the South Platte River.

Opponents, including Occupy Denver, say the law criminalizes homelessness.

City council is expected to vote on the ordinance this summer.

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