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Round 2: Super Barrio vs Cuchillo in the battle against gentrification

by murray bush - flux photo

Super Barrio ready for the ring.
Round 2: Super Barrio vs Cuchillo in the battle against gentrification
Round 2: Super Barrio vs Cuchillo in the battle against gentrification
Round 2: Super Barrio vs Cuchillo in the battle against gentrification
Gentrification shill Andy Patton ducks out...
...but not without being laughed at by picketers.
Round 2: Super Barrio vs Cuchillo in the battle against gentrification
Organizer Wendy Pederson vows to continue the fight at the Cuchillo.
Round 2: Super Barrio vs Cuchillo in the battle against gentrification

DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE - After months of protests at the Pidgin Restaurant, Super Barrio led DTES anti-gentrification activists to a new picket location today outside the Cuchillo restaurant at Powell and Gore.

The new high-end "Latin American" eatery is on the ground floor of the notorious York Rooms SRO owned by slum landlord Steven Lippman. Picket organizers called Cuchillo a  “knife in the heart of the community” and pointed to $14 tacos on the menu as proof of its unaffordability for most DTES residents.

Downtown Eastside residents vowed to continue the picket until the restaurant closes as well as continuing protests against the nearby Pidgin Restaurant. 

Pidgin co-owner Brandon Grossutti lurked across the street from today's protest, and anti-DTES campaigner Andy Patton was caught skulking out of the Cuchillo - only to be confronted by  picketers before beating a hasty retreat.

Super Barrio is an homage to real life Mexican activist and defender of the poor Superbarrio Gomez.

 

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fantastic.......

Fantastic as usual Murray!!!

Thank you sooo much!

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