Build more housing or we will establish a tent city in the Tri-Cities.

That was the message from a group of protestors who crashed a Homelessness Task Group meeting Friday morning in Port Coquitlam, shouting “You talk, we die” and “Support homeless leadership.”

“Homeless people are dying in the streets of the Tri-Cities,” Alliance Against Displacement (ADD) organizer Isabel Krupp shouted at task group members, which included Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam MP Ron McKinnon and several city councillors. “[Homeless people] are taking this into their own hands, trying to set up a tent city, a space where they can be together and help each other survive so they are not dying.”