Hundreds Flock to Social Justice Protest Site

By Haaretz

Published June 22, 2012.

Hundreds of people descended on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard on Friday, in attempt to revive last year’s wave of social protests.

The rally came after ,last week, Daphni Leef, one of the leaders of last summer’s protets, along with a number of other social activists set up a tent on the high-end Tel-Aviv boulevard. Tel Aviv municipal inspectors later took down the tent.

In July 2011, Leef set up a tent on Rothschild Boulevard to protest the cost of housing in Israel.

That act sparked a protest movement that swept Israel, with tent encampments sprouting up in cities throughout the country and weekly demonstrations that grew to include hundreds of thousands of people.

In an attempt to revive those protests, hundreds of people, including Leef, descended on Rothschild Boulevard on Friday, placing tents, in an action echoing the tent city erected during last summer’s rallies.



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