San Francisco Police trumpets its removal of homeless camps

San Francisco's Tenderloin was bustling with tents, sleeping bags, the meager possessions of the city's homeless on Tuesday - now it is empty.

About 50 tent-dwellers were evicted in a sweep of problem streets, either moved on or having their tends and possessions taken away.

The raid came days after Mayor Mark Farrell vowed to clean up the streets after dozens of homeless resisted efforts to move them into shelters.

San Francisco's Tenderloin was bustling with tents, sleeping bags, the meager possessions of the city's homeless on Tuesday - now it is empty

San Francisco's Tenderloin was bustling with tents, sleeping bags, the meager possessions of the city's homeless on Tuesday - now it is empty

The raid came days after Mayor Mark Farrell vowed to clean up the streets after dozens of homeless resisted efforts to move them into shelters

Police posted before and after photos of Ellis and Stevenson Streets showing they were completely empty after the Wednesday raids

Police posted before and after photos of Ellis and Stevenson Streets showing they were completely empty after the Wednesday raids

'Enough is enough. We have offered services time and time again and gotten many off the street, but there is a resistant population that remains, and their tents have to go,' he said. 

Police posted before and after photos of Ellis and Stevenson Streets showing they were completely empty after the Wednesday raids.

However, the eerily empty sidewalks prompted concern on social media about where the people who once lived in the tents ended up.

San Francisco Police tweeted out the removal of homeless people

San Francisco Police tweeted out the removal of homeless people

The eerily empty sidewalks prompted concern on social media about where the people who once lived in the tents ended up

The eerily empty sidewalks prompted concern on social media about where the people who once lived in the tents ended up

Twitter user Jennifer Cedar-Kraft wrote: 'Is this supposed to make me pleased? Where did all the humans and their meger belongings go?

'People do camp out on my block. It's not great, but I don't call the cops on them or want them to get hosed down. This is not the solution unless they have a better place to go.' 

Damon Oliver said: 'So you made helpless and homeless citizens go somewhere else??? But where?? But did you actually help those in need??'

And Cathy Reisenwitz added: 'Where are these people now?'

The answer appeared to be moving a few blocks away to continue the cycle until the next area was cleaned out. 

'This is just what happens around here. They move us. They clean. We just set up somewhere new. Then it happens all over again,' Fernando Veloso, 50, told the SF Chronicle as he packed up his tent.

Possessions collected from homeless who weren't at their tents would be stored for 90 days

Possessions collected from homeless who weren't at their tents would be stored for 90 days

However, news footage showed many items being packed into garbage trucks

However, news footage showed many items being packed into garbage trucks

Possessions collected from homeless who weren't at their tents would be stored for 90 days, but news footage showed many items being packed into garbage trucks. 

'If you are not at your tent when they come through, they will take everything. If you are with your stuff, as long as it's not over, they will let you keep what you have,' a homeless woman told KRON4.

Sweeping the area came after months of

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