Dozens of protesters braved the rain on Wednesday evening to send a message to city hall about its plan to clean up temporary homeless camps along with discarded needles, condoms and human waste.

“Labelling the homeless and the needles and the garbage together is dehumanizing,” said Alexa Legere, coordinator of Mama Bear Clan, a patrol group that helps the vulnerable people in Point Douglas.

“They should be supporting and seeing what these people need, not ripping away everything they have.”