A sign that was tied to a makeshift barricade in front of "The Quarry" encampment. (Elijah Todd-Walden/BLCK press)
The City of Minneapolis cleared “The Quarry” encampment early Friday morning, following through with an eviction that was initially planned for Wednesday morning.
The City postponed the eviction Wednesday, saying that the residents and volunteers that had arrived to defend the camp were set on having a violent confrontation with City staff.
“When the site was secured this morning, there were six unsheltered individuals present.” The City wrote in a statement. “All individuals declined transportation to the Catholic Charities’ Opportunity Center for support, resources, and connection to shelter and housing opportunities.”
The City also said that MPD transported two of the unsheltered individuals to locations they requested. MPD also had chaplains present to support the individuals in the camp.
Homeless camps are illegal in Minneapolis. The city said the camp posed a safety risk to residents and neighbors.