Twenty-eight people who had been squatting in an abandoned church in the Oceanview neighborhood for about eight months were forced to leave by San Francisco police Wednesday morning.
Police knocked on the door of the old church at Capitol Avenue and Broad Street at about 7 a.m. and gave the squatters time to leave. They left along with their three dogs, but one person was arrested for resisting arrest and another for a parole violation, Officer Albie Esparza said.
The owners of the building have plans for a multi-use building at the site and say it’s about time police forced them to leave, according to KGO-TV. They reportedly lived in squalor inside the old church.