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PHOTOS: Activists re-establish Tel Aviv social protest tent

Photos by Oren Ziv / Activestills.org

Four years after the 2011 social protest movement brought hundreds of thousands of Israelis into the streets, the tents are back on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard.

Approximately 200 people re-established the tent protest Sunday evening, in a demonstration against the high cost of living and housing in Israel.

Activists re-establish the protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, three years after the 2011 social protest movement, Tel Aviv, March 1, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Activists re-establish the protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, three years after the 2011 social protest movement, Tel Aviv, March 1, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Shay Cohen, who organized the protest, told +972 Magazine:

“I have a baby at home, but we need to go to the streets — otherwise nothing will change. I call on everyone who is sitting at home to join us. I am 40 years old and have no apartment.

Activists re-establish the protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, three years after the 2011 social protest movement. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Activists re-establish the protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, three years after the 2011 social protest movement, Tel Aviv, March 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

“Two weeks ago, I was speaking with a few friends about what I wanted to do for my birthday. We agreed that we cannot celebrate without a bit of rage and sadness. Four years after the movement that we all took part in, the price of housing went up, and it seems that the political establishment is simply apathetic toward the things that matter to Israeli citizens.

+972's Yuval Ben-Ami plays guitar at the re-established protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, March 1, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

+972’s Yuval Ben-Ami plays guitar at the re-established protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, March 1, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Activists re-establish the protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, three years after the 2011 social protest movement, Tel Aviv, March 1, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Activists re-establish the protest tent on Rothschild Boulevard, three years after the 2011 social protest movement, Tel Aviv, March 1, 2015. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

“Politicians are speaking about Iran and the Islamic State while we cannot make a decent living and have no solutions for housing.”

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