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Protesters for affordable housing march in Pittsburgh

Protesters blocked Downtown traffic during Tuesday’s lunch hour as they called for more affordable housing in Pittsburgh.

Marchers carried signs emblazoned with slogans such as “evict slumlords, not people” and “housing is a human right” after a rally at Katz Plaza. They moved down Penn Avenue to Sixth Street then to Market Square.

Among them was Randall Taylor, 50, who said he was forced from a rent-controlled East Liberty apartment last February along with dozens of other residents to make way for a Whole Foods grocery store development. He said gentrification is “running wild.”

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