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Eight Protesters Arrested for Trying to Meet With City Officials Over Homeless Laws; One Is Hunger-Striking

Update, 5 p.m. Chris Wren returned a call and said he would be happy to meet the protestors but that they threatened his assistant. His comments have been added to the end of this post.

Eight members from Food Not Bombs were reportedly arrested Tuesday after meeting at the Downtown Development Authority to protest the new Fort Lauderdale city ordinance that outlaws groups from sharing food with the homeless.

Jillian Pim of Food Not Bombs tells New Times that about 15 people had gone to the DDA to meet with Executive Director Chris Wren to speak about the ordinance.

Wren, Pim says, was not in his office. But the group members were told they could wait until he arrived.

Instead, Fort Lauderdale Police showed up and arrested those who decided to wait.

See also: A 90-Year-Old and Two Clergymen Cited, Face Possible Jail Time, for Feeding the Homeless in Fort Lauderdale (Video)

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