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Jan 18, 2010 1:46 PM by Associated Press

Homeless people to protest Boulder's ban on sleeping in parks

Homeless people and activists in Boulder are planning to protest the city's ban on sleeping in public parks.

A Tuesday rally is planned to decry the 353 tickets issued last year to people sleeping on public property. Activists say the $100 tickets usually end in jail time for homeless people because they can't afford the fines.

The organizer of the rally is Terry Sternberg, a homeless woman. She says the city should put a moratorium on sleeping and public camping tickets because of limited space in shelters and the poor economy.

The rally is Tuesday evening outside the Boulder Municipal Building.

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