People living in one of Silicon Valley’s largest homeless settlements got cleared out Monday morning by Caltrans—the latest in a slew of sweeps that collectively displace hundreds of residents and cost the region millions of dollars each year.
Upward of 100 people were living at the encampment at I-280 and I-101 in East San Jose before state officials gave them notice to move. Activists who got wind of the eviction staged a protest early Monday morning to call attention to what they call inhumane displacement tactics.
Below are some images from the protest and sweep. All photos by Samantha Lopez.