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Masked Anti-Gentrification Protesters March Through Highland Park

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A group of masked protesters decrying gentrification in Highland Park marched Saturday down York Boulevard, posting fake eviction notices on storefronts.

The Eastsider reports that there were some heated discussions on the street and on Twitter about the ever-more-bourgie complexion of the trendy shopping district as the protest went on. The march occurred as York Boulevard businesses prepped for the monthly art walk.

The handwritten sign posted on one York Boulevard pizza shop read:

EVICTION NOTICE You are hereby being served with this notice for not complying to the needs of working class communities you are displacing.

For the following reasons you are being evicted.

- not affordable
- not culturally welcoming
- neglecting the displacement of others

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE

Put an end to Displacing People from their homes!

Here's a similar sign protesters posted on another shop.