A viral video making its rounds on social media offers a grim new snapshot of San Francisco’s growing homelessness crisis as two men can be seen brawling in squalid conditions on a city sidewalk.
The shocking scene was filmed and posted to Twitter by J. Terrell Allen, who said he came across the wild fight in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood while out for a nighttime stroll.
Video, job Twitter on Thursday shows two men – one of whom is shirtless – struggling on the debris-strewn ground as the majority of the other seemingly homeless people watch with little interest.
Another person, however, joins the fight and hits the shirtless man with a broom.
“SOMA is not sure. Just arrived. This is disgusting,” wrote Allen, who could not immediately be reached for comment Friday evening.
“I love taking long walks and going through it every day in my hood,” Allen added in a separate post. Tweeter. “Love the smell of crack and poo. Beautiful San Fransisco.
Amid the chaos, a man places a pair of shoes in a plastic bin bag before walking away, according to the video which garnered 2.4million views on Friday night.
Suddenly, a man on an electric scooter speeds into the frame and skids to a stop right in front of the two fighting men. The fighters then parted ways, with the fight seemingly over.
San Francisco, a city of more than 800,000 people according to the 2020 census, could have as many as 20,000 homeless people living on the streets by the end of the year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
New York Post