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Homeless services provider leads protest of City Paper cover story

Homeless services provider leads protest of City Paper cover story
Associates of Christina Flowers protested outside the City Paper offices this morning. They objected to a cover story on homeless services provided by Flowers. (J.M. Giordano/City Paper)

Christina Flowers, a homeless services provider, and nearly a dozen of her associates held a demonstration in front of City Paper offices this morning objecting to a recent article about the homeless.

The Feb. 24 cover story, "A New Program For The City's Homeless Leaves Them Struggling Amid A Chaotic System," was written by senior staff writer Edward Ericson Jr., and protesters asked for a meeting with the editor.

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Flowers and her associates said that the article publicly diminished her homeless advocacy efforts.

"My advocacy in this city when it comes to the homeless population is too crucial for me to have this type of negative information put out there," Flowers said.

Flowers also complained that the article was factually inaccurate and said she would be providing documentation to that effect.

Protesters dispersed amicably after about an hour.

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