Two people who are homeless in Seattle filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, saying the city and the state transportation department are violating rights of people living outdoors by seizing and destroying their property.

Joined in the lawsuit by the region’s Episcopal Diocese and the Real Change street newspaper, Brandie Osborne and Lisa Hooper say so-called “sweeps” of homeless campsresult in property being taken and thrown away.

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