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10/12/2011 09:07 am ET Updated Dec 12, 2011

Occupy Gates Street? Protesters Camp Out At Foundation, Demand Funds For Homeless

After 15 shelters were recently shuttered, about 100 activists and homeless people staged a "sleep-out" protest in front of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation building on Monday night, nwcn.com reports.

When the SHARE/WHEEL Foundation lost critical funding, dozens of locals were left without homes, yet still held on to the determination to pressure the Seattle billionaire family to help.

"[SHARE/WHEEL] is tired of seeing the Gates Foundation fund projects all over the world, while homeless suffer poverty right here at home," the organization said in a released statement.

The network noted that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has endorsed a 10-year program to end homelessness in King County.

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