Daphni Leef re-pitches her tent on Rothschild Blvd.

January 16, 2012 07:08

Leader of the summer's social justice movement Daphni Leef re-pitched her tent on Rothschild Boulevard Sunday night, six months after she pitched the first tent of Tel Aviv's tent city to protest the high cost of living.

"I pitched a tent," she posted on Facebook, "let's wait and see."

Activist Tomer Berman told The Jerusalem Post that four tents had been pitched but that the police had later cleared them.  Passers-by estimated that there were some 100 activists on the boulevard, singing and talking. Berman said that they planned to stay there all night, and intended to re-pitch the tents.

Earlier on Sunday, Police and Border Patrolmen cleared out the Hatikva neighborhood tent city, several months after the encampment was set up in what residents said was a protest demanding housing for disadvantaged and homeless residents of the campsite.

Ben Hartman contributed to this report

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