Daphni Leef re-pitches her tent on Rothschild

Some hundred "social justice" activists gather on the boulevard; police dismantle four tents; Leef: "Let's wait and see."

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January 16, 2012 03:41
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Daphni Leef's tent

Daphni Leef's tent 311. (photo credit: Courtesy of Facebook)

 
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Leader of the summer's social justice movement Daphni Leef re-pitched her tent on Rothschild Boulevard Sunday night. The move came six months after the 26-year-old Tel Avivian pitched the first tent on the boulevard, igniting the nation-wide protest against the high cost of living.

"I pitched a tent," Leef posted Sunday night on Facebook. "Let's wait and see."

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Activist Tomer Berman told The Jerusalem Post that four tents including his own had been pitched, but that the police later dismantled 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.

During the eviction, police arrested four people for violating restraining orders barring them from the encampment. Police denied reports that those arrested included Stav Shafir, one of the founders of the “J14” social issues movement who was arrested at a protest outside the Hatikvah encampment the week before.

Saturday night 200 demonstrators marched through central Tel Aviv to mark the half year anniversary of the movement, and to vow that it was only the beginning.

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In a tweet written hours ahead of the march,  Leef wrote, “six months have passed and I want to thank you for the togetherness, for our struggle, for the fact that we aren’t giving up, that the same issues and questions for the society remain.”

Ben Hartman contributed to this report

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