Israeli social activists resume tent protest in Tel Aviv boulevard
Protest leader says that 'so long as the government refuses to treat this illness, the tent rash that is on the skin of Israeli society will continue to pop up over and over until it erupts again in the summer.'
Dozens of activists returned to Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard on Monday night, as a reminder that the social justice they sought in the summer has yet to be satisfied.
A few tents were set up at the northern end of the boulevard, alongside some mats, while some activists wore their tents on their bodies so as to avoid having them confiscated by municipality inspectors.
Israeli singers Aviv Gefen and Arik Berman were among various artists who showed their support for the protest by visiting the activists, as did MK Nino Abesadze (Kadima).
Regev Contes, who, together with Daphni Leef and Stav Shafir, led the social protests of the summer, said the intention of Monday's protest was not to restart a Rothschild encampment - yet.
"The intention is not to bring back the tents this winter," said Contes. "The intention is to show that so long as the government refuses to treat this illness, the tent rash that is on the skin of Israeli society will continue to pop up over and over until it erupts again in the summer."
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