Obviously, there was a failure to communicate.

In a blatantly thoughtless act, workers showed up Wednesday morning at a long-standing homeless encampment under an Overtown overpass, posted a metal sign in the ground saying anyone on the premises was trespassing, then forcibly removed the people — yes, the homeless are people, too — to who-knows-where.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The workers, of course, were following ill-thought-out orders, gathering the heap of belongings left behind in the makeshift tents set up along Northwest Second Avenue and 11th Street in Miami. By Wednesday night, the Greater Miami ACLU and Southern Legal Council, sent a letter to the leaders of Miami, Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation, calling the eviction an “indefensible and inhumane assault.”

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