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An Inside Look at the Samatar Encampment Eviction which left 100 Displaced Mid-Winter

The largest encampment of unhoused people in Minneapolis was evicted on Wednesday, Jan. 18, following a recent shooting which left 27-year-old Adnan Mohamed Ali dead. The Samatar Encampment in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood (also playfully known as ‘House of Balls Encampment,’ named after a business located across the street) had represented a sense of stability for about 100 residents, many of whom have very few resources.