The homeless man who was thrown from his tent by a passing vehicle in downtown Ottawa was one of more than 100 people who are facing a potential homeless crisis in Canada.
The Ottawa man, who asked not to be identified for fear of being targeted, said he has been living in a tent for two months and is looking for a place to stay.
“It’s like a camp,” he said.
“I don’t have a house to go to and I don’t want to get arrested because I’m not homeless.”
“It is really difficult to stay here, I don-t have money.
I’m very tired.
I don,t know where to start.”
The homeless man, from Calgary, said his tent was in the area of St. George and St. Clair streets when he was thrown about 10:30 p.m. on Friday.
The homeless camp, which has a capacity of 30 people, has been set up on the side of a highway in the middle of the night.
“The driver was very loud,” he told CBC News.
“He was very, very aggressive.
He started yelling at me, ‘Go home, go home, you’re homeless,'” he said, adding that when he got up he was met by other people.”
I had no idea how to respond, how to get him off of me.”
When asked what prompted the driver to hit him, he said he was on his way to pick up some supplies.
“If he had a problem with me, I would have hit him on the head with a stick,” he added.
Ottawa police said they are aware of the situation.