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May 17, 2010 9:07 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Boulder struggling with homeless problem

Homeless people in Boulder have put on "sleep-in" protests to decry laws making it illegal to sleep in city parks.

About 20 homeless people planned to stay through the weekend on a lawn next to the Boulder Municipal Building to protest the camping ban. One of the sleep-in's organizers said that some in Boulder forget about homeless people in warm months.

Camping is defined as sleeping outside with shelter, even just a sleeping bag.

Activists want the city to create a legal space for people to sleep when winter shelters close.

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