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Hipster-bashing in California: angry residents fight back against gentrification

In a country where house costs are twice the US average, artists and developers are feeling the ire of a developing motion to defend our homes and our culture Half a century after the summer of love and hippie harmony, California is experiencing a summertime of loathing and hipster-bashing. Not simply hipsters. Artists, techies, realtors, business owners, developers, everyone is seeming the rage of a burgeoning and in some cases radicalising anti-gentrification movement. In the Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights, objectors are targeting a new coffeehouse with placards, chants…

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