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‘Tent City’ Protests Spread In Demand For More Housing

Tel Aviv site a mix of Tahrir Square and Woodstock as young protesters camp out.

07/19/2011
Israel Correspondent

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.’’

Protestors camped out on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard against the backdrop of the Habima National Theatre complex.
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