From May 13, 2008

A group of homeless people who are protesting at Portland’s city hall have until Tuesday to leave the area.

Monday night the group is expected to grow as the deadline for the end approaches.Supporters are expected to show up and get behind the protest.The protesters are demanding affordable housing and designated areas where the homeless can camp.

They also say they want the city to suspend a law that bans people from blocking sidewalks.

Since the protests started, city leaders said more beds have opened at shelters.They also said they are continuing to work to improve conditions for the homeless.