Tuesday 28 April 2009

Tenants' Protest

On Monday there was another tenants' protest in Warsaw. Members of ZSP Warsaw took part as members of the Tenant Defense Committee. The tenants' demanded that the rent increases planned to come into effect May 1 be cancelled. There were many good speeches made, which of course fell on deaf ears at City Hall - but that's not the point. People are getting in a fighting mood.

For the first time in as long as anybody can remember, the City Hall bureaucrats were sent home from work a couple of hours early so they did not have to face the danger of our words. They can run, but they can't hide. We've decided to take over the next session of the City Council.

Today is another demo, but this time organized by the politicians. Luckily, the tenants' association with ties to the left prefer to cooperate with us and will also come to the City Council action.

Our next demo will be on May 1 when we will call for a rent strike.

Photos from the demo: http://cia.bzzz.net/demonstracja_lokatorow_przeciwko_podwyzkom_czynszow

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