Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Evicted Renters Protest In San Francisco's Castro District

Evicted renters from neighborhoods across San Francisco gathered in the Castro District today to urge local and state officials to take action against evictions resulting from the controversial Ellis Act - a state law that enables landlords to bypass rent control laws and evict tenants. Protesters are directing their frustration at District 8 Supervisor Scott Weiner who is introducing new legislation they say could increase the number of such evictions, but Weiner insists his legislation in protecting tenants. Alex Kekauoha reports from San Francisco.