Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tent Protests Spread to Haifa


About a week ago, "tent cities" sprung up in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to protest the lack of affordable housing. The tent protests were also planned for other cities in Israel such as Be'er Sheva and even Kiryat Shmona. Haifa wasn't mentioned in the news, but starting today around 17:30, young people have set up shop in the Carmel Centre. By late evening, the three tents had grown to four with more tents planned for tomorrow in the neighbourhood's "Gan HaEm" (Mother's Garden). The "tent city" in Haifa is tiny compared to the scenes around the country, and it will be interesting to see if the organizers can get it going.
And it may all be related to cottage cheese.

1 comment:

Veronica said...

There protests are amazing and give me hope that perhaps something like this can happen in the USA as well. I am no economist, but it seems like cost of living has skyrocketted and salaries have not moved .