Thursday, 23. May 2013 - 16:05
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Greedy landlords were in the doghouse in southern China when cash-strapped students staged this barking protest about rising rents.
Youngsters studying in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, say they can no longer afford even the cheapest flats in the booming city.
Apartments on the rapidly growing town now cost which cost twice as much per square metre than the 500 GBP-a-month students get in grants.
So they took to the streets in protest claiming they were being treated worse than dogs.
"No matter how small it is, even if it’s as small as doghouse, at least it belongs to me," said the slogans.
"Students can no longer afford a real home so they sleep in homeless communities, tiny bedsits and illegal apartments," said demonstrator Hu Lin.
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