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Yesterday, while you were BBQing and setting off illegally obtained fireworks, a group of at least 50 people from the squatters collective Homes Not Jails occupied a vacant building in the Mission. Their purpose? To bring awareness to a 43-unit building near the corner of 20th and Mission that has unused for almost two decades. "It's the most egregious waste of housing resource in the Mission," said Matt Crain, a self-identified squatter who was one of the people occupying the building. "Personally, I'd like to see the community occupy the space, take it over and use it. It's the community that's sleeping on the street in front of these 43 units." [SF Appeal]