San Diego Tenants Stage Rent Strike In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic


kpbs - A caravan of protesters wound through San Diego on Friday, part of a statewide rent strike.

More than a month into the coronavirus lockdown and resulting local economic collapse, many tenants are stuck between having to choose between paying rent or paying for other necessities.

Some tenant advocates say the government hasn’t done enough to support renters.

"The government is more concerned on this economic crisis than the people that make this economy work, which are workers. We’re exchanging this pandemic for a mass eviction crisis," said Grace Martinez, an organizer with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Her group helped organize the caravan and strike Friday.


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