A video clip Thursday showed San Francisco’s homelessness problem as two people fought on a sidewalk.
Social media user J. Terrell Allen said he witnessed the incident while walking around the SoMa area, the New York Post reported Friday.
In the video, two men were seen rolling in the trash can on the sidewalk as someone nearby seemed to break up the fight with a broom:
— J. (@jterrell) September 9, 2022
Two individuals also attempted to stop the pair while others simply watched. One of the men, not wearing a shirt, finally freed himself from the other man and walked away towards the street.
Meanwhile, social media users voiced their opinions on the scene.
“How can progressives just ignore this? Is it because they should accept that their policies caused it? ” a person commented.
“They created exactly what they hoped for. Maybe reconsider who you’re voting for, someone else wrote.
‘It’s your town on Democratic leadership’, yet another commented.
In August, a group of businesses wrote a letter to San Francisco officials and threatened to stop paying taxes if the city did not address issues such as homelessness.
Castro Merchant Association Co-Chair Terrance Alan said: “Every day we wake up and have to help people on the streets. We have to clean the excrement in the street. We need to get people out of doors, so we can open our businesses. It is not fair.”
Meanwhile, parents in San Francisco were upset because a homeless encampment was blocking the sidewalk near their children’s school, KTVU reported Aug. 12.
Video footage showed piles of blankets, boxes, trash bags and other debris leaning against a building:
“I’m disappointed we can’t do better for kids here who want access to their school,” Marshall Elementary parent Danielle Swaney told the outlet.