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Coronavirus has left millions struggling to pay their rent. Some are fighting back

A month ago, a "rent strike" may have seemed extreme. But in times of crisis, people across the globe are seeking solutions

By Tola Onanuga  

A man walks past a sign saying Stop the Rent on King Street in Newtown in Sydney, Monday, March 23, 2020. The state of NSW is shutting down all non-essential services to slow the rapidly spreading coronavirus but schools will stay open for now. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING ** STRICTLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

As the escalating coronavirus pandemic continues to cause chaos and instability around the world, tenants in dozens of countries have been left in extremely vulnerable situations. Many who have become ill, lost their jobs or are caring for relatives are desperately worried about how they will pay their rent. As a result, a growing band of global activists have proposed to collectively…

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