Down and out in DC

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A homeless man asleep on the pavement on K St, or lobbyists row, where the powerful have the offices from where they campaign on the Hill.  DC has many social problems such as poverty.  If you go downtown on the weekend, the city’s parks are full of homeless people.  They can’t sleep in the National Mall or around the monuments because they have such high levels of security and they get kicked out.  But when the suits move out for the weekend, they crash in the little parks in between all the offices.  It’s pretty sad to see, especially in these cold months.  In a bus stop near campus the other night, one man had filled the stop with cardboard boxes and a shopping trolley of junk, and was sleeping there on the concrete wrapped up in multiple duvets.  But it was so, so cold out.

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