Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story!
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM @Caption1:Mike Whitestone said he was at Aala Park when the city's crews arrived Friday
to remove the belongings of the people who were living at the park. Whitestone said he managed to collect his belongings before they could be taken away and moved them to the Chinatown side along River Street.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Babs, right, and Analu sat in Aala Park after Friday’s sweep. Babs said crews took away most of the belongings of the homeless people who live there, but she prefers to be mobile and doesn’t own much.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM City crews collected garbage and shopping carts along Iwilei Road on Friday. Earlier in the morning, they swept through Aala Park and surrounding areas and hauled away items belonging to the homeless.