Monday Morning Coming Down

Inside the Kensington Homeless Demonstrations in Philadelphia

Honkala looked at a little girl who gazed across the street at softball players warming up near the camp. "We will not give up!" she vowed, pointing to the child. "Every time they push us down another flight of stairs we got to gather strength from it and walk back up those stairs. Whether it's pouring rain or it's hot or we have to take down these tents again and again—175 times this weekend—we just have to hold on to each other because that's all we have in the end—each other."

A reporter asked if she would appear live on a California radio station during the march. "Gimme your number," Honkala said resignedly. "I'll put it on my arm and call you from jail."

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