Hailey Eldershaw, 23, said she received a warning from Charlottetown Police Services for violating the ban on panhandlers.

“They are planning to charge me if they see me protesting again,’’ Eldershaw said. “My warning states that I am in violation of the (City of Charlottetown’s) nuisance bylaw, when I did no such thing.’’

Eldershaw, who suffers from depression, lost her job at a call centre.

“Since then, I’ve lost my apartment, and welfare won’t assist you without a permanent address. I had to be told by someone on the street about intent to rent forms, but they capped me at $360. You can’t even find a room in Charlottetown for under $400.’’