Today I witnessed the police confiscate goods from people selling them on the side of the street. The Police drove up and parked their car. Then of a sudden the people who were selling the goods got up, grabbed their stuff and ran away, all except an old lady who could not run. She tried to go away but the police caught up to her and took her three bags of about 200 pairs of shoes. I then watched the police pour the shoes out of the bags and put them in their own bags. The bags were put in the police car and the police drove off. I was thinking about it and was wondering why they took the goods away from them. I know it is illegal to sell goods on the side of the street but they are just trying to make a living. I thought about how their children would suffer because their parents would not be able to pay their school fees, they would miss school and not get a good education and the poverty cycle would just continue.