J'lem: Tent activists to march to PM residence

By MELANIE LIDMAN
July 27, 2011 16:57

As the tent protests continued into their 13th day, demonstrators in Jerusalem organized a march from the tent city in Gan Hasus (Horse Park) on King George Street to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's residence.

The demonstrators will slap a "for sale" sign on the Prime Minister's residence, to protest the proliferation of "ghost apartments" in Jerusalem, which are bought up by foreigners who don't live in the country and stay empty for most of the year.

There are more than 40 tents in the Gan Hasus park, protesting high apartment prices as part of a national struggle.

The march will leave Gan Hasus at 6:30. The tent city is also offering children's activities throughout the afternoon and Israeli dancing at 6:00 pm. A full schedule of events is available at facebook.com/jlmtent.


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