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San Francisco clears drug addicts and homeless out of downtown ahead of Biden and Xi Jinping summit


Drug addicts, dealers and homeless who have plagued San Francisco’s downtown have miraculously disappeared this week as the city cleans up for a huge international event. 

Sources tell The Post the homeless have been pushed to other parts of the city in preparation for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which starts tomorrow and runs through Nov. 17.

However, residents and business owners said city officials’ attempts to “herd” transients and drug addicts is only a “Band-Aid” to a severe problem as drug overdoses continue to plague the city.

The city focused on seven intersections in the Tenderloin and South of Market, or SoMa, neighborhoods which is home to some of the more concentrated encampments where drug-addled people high on fentanyl and heroin can be seen passed out on the streets every day. 

“They started clearing the tents earlier this week and there is definitely a lot more police presence,” SoMa resident and community activist Ricci Lee Wynne told The Post.

BEFORE: A homeless area on the street in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco on Aug. 17, 2023. City officials have cleared off homeless encampments around the downtown area in preparation for the APEC summit, which is expected to bring more than 20,000 visitors to the city.
David G. McIntyre

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