Homeless people in the Coquitlam area were joined by activists from around the Lower Mainland on Thursday as they staged a march and tried to establish a tent city to protest the treatment of homeless people in the area.

About two dozen people blocked traffic, held signs and banners and chanted, as they made their way from the Port Coquitlam courthouse to a lightly wooded area next to a homeless shelter on Coquitlam’s Gordon Avenue.

They got a few honks of support as they marched, but also some angry shouts and glares from people as they passed.