BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — On Tuesday, it was revealed that Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden filed a lawsuit to stop the ongoing homeless tent protest near the Idaho Statehouse.
State officials have reported numerous reasons for the decision to file the suit including health and safety. There's also been some significant damage, the state says.
A spokesperson with Little's office specified to CBS2 on Wednesday exactly what kind of damage has occurred.
“Idaho will not tolerate public encampments and destruction of public property," the governor said. "Idaho is not San Francisco, Portland, or Seattle, where public officials have engaged in failed experiments to permit and encourage public camping disguised as protests."
Homeless individuals have gathered on the state property located at Jefferson and 6th streets in Boise since mid-January. They have argued that officials and shelters are not doing enough to help the homeless community.