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TENS OF THOUSANDS ARRIVE IN CAPITAL TO PROTEST FOR HOMELESS

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Tens of thousands of people are arriving in the nation's capital to urge Congress and the Bush administration to lift the homeless from the streets and make housing more affordable for all Americans.

Organizers wouldn't say Tuesday what turnout they expect for three days of activities culminating in a "Housing Now!" march Saturday on the national Mall.But the breadth of their sponsorship, coupled with a massive planning effort, could produce one of the largest demonstrations Washington has seen in years.

"We're saying enough is enough," said Washington homeless activist Mitch Snyder. "Today the streets in Boston, New York and Washington look like those in Calcutta."