Homeless people are preparing to move out of their homeless camp along a river bed in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018.
In front of a public backlash, the Supervisory authorities in Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday canceled its plan for the emergency homeless shelters in three cities.
The homeless shelters in Irvine, Huntingtin Beach, and Laguna Niguel were reported to house up to 400 people, the Orange County Register.
Laguna Niguel seventh among the country’s richest cities, according to a 2016-Register.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote made the March 19 approval of the three-city homeless plan, which would have Niguel 200 homeless people in Irvine, then 100 in Huntington Beach, and 100 in Laguna, if necessary.
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The vote was met with swift and far-pushback widely used. Within a day, Irvine and Laguna Niguel city councils voted to sue the County, and Irvine filed their lawsuit on Monday.
At least 250 protesters gathered outside Irvine city hall on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. From Tuesday, thousands of them, mostly out of Irvine, protested to the Board of Directors of the plan, the Register reported.
More than 24,000 people, two petitions have reportedly signed against the plan.
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Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.