& # 39; It's a matter of life and death & # 39 ;: men in suits are dropped on homeless blankets on an ice-cold winter's day
- On Friday the two men were shown with two bags full of blankets and mats
- One of the guards said the blankets were stored on the upper floor
- He said the building manager did not want the blankets for the building
Men in suits came up with the idea of removing blankets from homeless people before letting them sleep due to the freezing temperatures in the winter.
The two men were seen on Friday with two bags full of blankets and mats from outside the QBE building on Queen St in Auckland, New Zealand.
The image was shared with Twitter, where former Greens candidate Rebekah Jaung raised concern for the rugged sleepers who touch in the middle of winter.
The two men were seen with two bags full of blankets and mats from outside the QBE building on Queen St in Auckland on Friday
One of the guards said the QBE construction manager did not want the pile of blankets to stay in a mess in front of the building – and said they were actually on private land
She said she & # 39; overwhelmed & # 39; was at the sight and spoke to the guards who informed her that they would return the things if the owners asked.
& # 39; They said they would return the blankets if the owners returned and asked for them, & # 39; she tweeted.
& # 39; But removing them in the first place and having no plan to let the owners know where their property was taken is already a violation of rights that would not happen to people who were not marginalized.
& # 39; It's in the middle of winter and removing blankets from people sleeping on the street could be a matter of life or death. & # 39;
& # 39; It's in the middle of winter and removing blankets from people sleeping on the street can be a matter of life or death & # 39;
NZ Herald spoke to one of the guards and said that the blankets were stored in the office upstairs and said that the following team guards were instructed to return the blankets to their owners.
& # 39; I am human, you know. It freezes there, & he said to the publication.
& # 39; We can't just take all of their stuff – they have nothing. & # 39;
He explained that the QBE building manager did not want the pile of blankets to lie in a mess in front of the building – and said they were actually on private property.
A homeless woman told the publication that when she went to get her blankets, they were given to the wrong people.
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