TA tent protest leaders still formulating demands for gov't

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August 2, 2011 10:33

 
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Leaders of the housing-inspired social justice protesters based on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard were busy Tuesday morning trying to finalize a document detailing their demands and defining their popular slogan: "social justice," Army Radio reported.

As the Tel Aviv protest leaders were still struggling to put their document together, leaders of the satellite protest in Jerusalem had already finalized a similar document outlining their demands of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to the report.

One demand has already been declared, to cancel the vote planned for Wednesday on the National Housing Committees Bill. The measure is meant to streamline housing construction by having a National Housing Subcommittee discuss housing plans.

Critics of the plan say it would be used to give a green light to privatize state land for wealthy developers to build luxury projects, and wouldn’t address the housing shortage.

Protesters said last week that if the vote on the law is not canceled, they would march to the Knesset and hold a mass protest, with the goal of disrupting the vote.

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