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(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
Municipal clerks with support from police forces cleared Tel Aviv tent cities on Levinsky Street, Nordau Boulevard and Ben-Gurion Boulevard Monday morning.
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Inspectors and police were expected to clear the larger tent encampment on the city's Rothschild Boulevard later in the morning.
Two people were detained for allegedly causing a disturbance during the evacuation on Levinski Street.
Tent inhabitants on Rothschild were singing while waiting for the evictions to take place late Monday morning.
On Sunday, municipality clerks visited the Rothschild Boulevard campsite
and others across the city informing residents that Sunday was their
last day to voluntarily fold up their tents and still receive assistance
from the city in evacuating.
In the early afternoon, about 20 municipal
clerks arrived at the Rothschild tent city, the symbolic heart of the
social justice movement, and walked around telling residents that the
eviction is imminent and offered their help in evacuating.
ended up leaving after a short period of time and the tent city
residents, a skeleton crew of a few dozen homeless people, milled
around, some more resigned than others to their fate. The clerks later
visited other tent cities across Tel Aviv, and issued a similar warning.