WARSAW, Poland – On Tuesday, January 19, tenants in Warsaw occupied a housing office in response to city plans to gentrify a neighborhood.
A group of tenants are occupying the local housing adminstration and carrying out a hunger strike. 107 families are soon to have their gas cut off under the pretext of “saving” them from “danger”. The Tenants Defense Committee intervened the first time when the city threatened to turn off the gas. During the intervention, which was filmed, the gas inspectors said that all problems with gas were minor and could be fixed very simply, within hours and one of the housing inspectors promised to do so. Despite this, the borough president intervened and put pressure on local authorities, basically saying that the gas must be turned off. (read more)
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