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Get used to seeing a giant, inflatable rat

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 23, 2008 at 1:08 pm with No Comments »
April 23, 2008 1:08 pm

Anti-gentrification activists demonstrated outside the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center this weekend. The demonstrators were targeting what they believe is an unjust displacement of the working poor because of the budding condo market and opposed (in the words of one organizer) "people who drive Subarus and can’t afford rent in Belltown."

I’m writing several days later because the aforementioned organizer sent me this shot of a giant inflatable rat that sat outside the convention center.

It’s likely you’ll see it again. Demonstrators upset with the MLK homeless shelter’s doubtful future plan to make a statement at the May 6 Tacoma city council meeting.

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