Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dozens Injured in Massive Turnout for Subsidized Housing in Georgia

And in Georgia, a chaotic mob scene unfolded Wednesday at an East Point shopping mall where some 30,000 people turned out to be placed on a wait list for government-subsidized housing. Witnesses say the overwhelming numbers, lack of coordination and the scorching summer heat led to fights amongst line-goers and standoffs with police. A number of people were treated for dehydration, and some sixty-two people were injured. It was the first time the East Point Housing Authority had offered the housing applications since 2002.

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