Friday, January 27, 2012
150 social activists protest opening of Habima Theatre
Police arrest three protesters during demonstration in front of newly renovated national theatre building. 'We don't want luxury, we want our city back,' the demonstrators chant . . .The demonstration was held simultaneously with an inauguration ceremony for the new theatre building, attended by Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and President Shimon Peres. The activists protested against the allocation of funds for the renovation of the national theatre building, which they claimed came at the expense of those in need of housing.