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Northampton Protests Bench Removal

download (2)NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (wggb) — Residents of Northampton gathered Saturday to protest the city’s removal of 6 of it’s 16 benches.

The benches were removed earlier this week after several business owners complained to the city of loiterers abusing them. The city had been receiving complaints like these for the last 3 years.

Protesters claim that the removal of the benches is discriminatory.

The bench removal is temporary, but there’s no timetable for when they will be back.



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