More than 20 tenants picketed the DJ Alexander letting agency on Dundas Street today, as a protest against the charging of illegal fees. In a comical move, the agency hired workers to grind paving slabs and pressure hose pavements in a failed attempt to disrupt the protest.
Several protesters were dressed as 70’s cops, and more than a dozen other protesters were ‘deputised’ for the day to take action against this illegal activity. Protesters handed out flyers informing people of their rights and how they can claim these illegal fees back.
DJ Alexander was clearly threatened by the protest as they had hired workers at great cost to pressure hose pavements and noisily grind paving slabs, in an attempt to silence and disrupt the protest. However, the plan backfired as they managed to attract even more attention from passers by, and made the agency look ridiculous. We appreciated the effort though!
The workers contracted by DJ Alexander were good sports, and the man doing the grinding is clearly an artist. We hope they were well paid for their work.
Here are some photos from the day: