Tel Aviv site a mix of Tahrir Square and Woodstock as young protesters camp out.
Tel Aviv – Orly Weisselberg was looking to move to another apartment in Tel Aviv after her rent was hiked by 20 percent. But when the 29-year old branding professional stumbled across a Facebook event advertisement for a “tent city” protest over surging housing prices last Thursday on Rothschild Boulevard here, she started packing to join the demonstration.
“I can afford [the rent increase], but I decided enough,” she said. “I was so upset that I felt like I needed to do something. Then I saw that [ad], and it was like, bingo.’’