As high-tech firms invade into San Francisco's Mission District and drive out longtime residents and hike up the rents, protestors demonstrate against the dot-com "colonization" with street theater and vandalism.
Suspicious fires, slashed tires, and street theater; protestors demonstrate against the dot-com "colonization" of the Mission District in San Francisco."Technology companies have recently seized upon the Mission District as the newest hub of dot-com culture, attracted by its gritty mix of Latino families, free-spirited artists and cause-oriented nonprofits. Willing to pay whatever price landlords name, the dot-coms have driven up rents while displacing longtime tenants. Their presence, activists say, threatens the economic and cultural diversity that attracted them in the first place."
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