Although some of the homeless resent the newcomers’ claim on the park, many said the new neighbors are doing what city leaders have struggled to do. The protesters are raising awareness while boosting their quality of life by bringing a sense of security and community to an otherwise cruel existence, many of the homeless said.
A man who identified himself as Frosty says he does not think the protesters in McPherson Square will last through the winter. Homeless people say the park becomes a “wind tunnel” during fall and winter storms. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo