Social Activists Set Up Tent on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard

The tent, which was set up by Daphne Leef and other social activists, was later taken down by Tel Aviv municipal inspectors.

Daphni Leef and a number of other social activists on Saturday set up a tent on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard.

Tel Aviv municipal inspectors later took down the tent.

In July 2011, Leef set up a tent on Rothschild Boulevard to protest the cost of housing in Israel.

That act sparked a protest movement that swept Israel, with tent encampments sprouting up in cities throughout the country and weekly demonstrations that grew to include hundreds of thousands of people.

Two weeks ago, thousands demonstrated for social justice in Israel's three largest cities in an effort to rejuvenate last summer's protest movement.

Daphne Leef tent June 16, 2012 (Motti Milrod)
Motti Milrod