New Orleans public housing demolition protest

New orleans. Stop the demolitions

The city council of New Orleans voted unanimously to demolish thousands of public housing units while protesters tried to get into the chambers and were maced by police standing behind iron gates, some of who appeared to be smirking. Yeah, that’ll get a lot of good PR for the city.

And no, they aren’t rebuilding an equal number of affordable units. Instead it’ll be the usual forget the poor and build upscale units. So where are the former residents supposed to go? Perhaps if the city had made some semblance of caring for them, they wouldn’t be faced with pitched protests that will undoubtedly continue.

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