Early Razing of Wyman Park Encampment Denounced as Cruel to Homeless and “a Slap in the Face” to Advocates

Mark Council, a longtime advocate on behalf of homeless people in Baltimore, showed up early at Wyman Park yesterday, the day when signs posted by the city said an encampment there would be cleared.

Council knew nothing was likely to happen.

On Monday, or two days before the deadline on those signs, city crews had plowed down the tents and hauled away clothing, tents and other possessions in trucks.