Hundreds of Detroiters Organized Rent Protest After Police Evicted Woman
A nationwide eviction crisis rocked Detroit. Hundreds of people took to the streets with slogans against excessive rental prices.
A demonstration was accompanied by chants "no slumlords, no cops, all evictions got to stop!"
Local residents gathered in columns and passing through the city streets, shouting that they were ready to fight back.
Chants of “When Black homes are under attack, what do we do? Rise up, fight back!” as the crowd makes their way down Livernois in Detroit #Detroit #DetroitProtest #Evictions pic.twitter.com/8yUUMBJ6mp— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) February 20, 2021
Amid a change of government and the raging Covid-19 pandemic, the population owes more than $ 72 billion in rent, late fees, and unpaid utility bills.
"These are low-income households," said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics. "They've probably already borrowed as much as they can from family or friends. They have no resources left."
The economic collapse is driving the poor even poorer and the police are involved in evicting low-income families. Meanwhile, the government is printing unsecured dollars and injecting them into the market, making the situation worse.
The protesters are demanding a sound approach and an effective plan that would narrow the gap between the segments of the population.
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