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  9/1/2011, Elul 2, 5771

Protester: We'll Keep Entering Abandoned Buildings


Affordable-housing activist Idan Fink said, Thursday, that activists have to take creative steps to get the attention of what she called "an indifferent" government. Fink was one of about 20 activists who occupied an abandoned three-story building in Jerusalem's German Colony until they were evicted, Thursday morning, by police.

Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Fink said the activists were protesting the intention of developers to turn the former community-center site into a hotel. She said Jerusalem was an example of the injustice in which property is sold to capitalists instead of being used to find a solution to the housing shortage. She expressed hope that the million-person demonstration, scheduled for Saturday night, will prove that the protest has not been forgotten.