Tenants Protest Living Conditions

Tenants Protest Living Conditions

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Residents of Country Club Woods Apartments picketed along Airport Boulevard Friday afternoon.

Some signs read "Roaches Live Better In Here" and "I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right. Right Is Right."

These tenants say they're fed up and forced to live in bad conditions.

"Roaches, sink stopped up, the maintenance," said one resident.

"When it rains I flood, I cant even come out my door because theres water coming in my door. I have a big hole in my wall. I have to brush my teeth in the kitchen because my bathroom sink is ridiculous, it's molded, it's horrible," said a resident.

Mobile Police showed up once the protesters starting causing traffic problems during rush hour, but they weren't backing down. They say they have photos showing how bad the conditions really are inside.

"My toilet was messed up I couldn't even flush the toilet. My toilet ran over, it leaked, messed up all my clothes, my floors everything," said a resident.

News 5 wasn't allowed onto the property, but a manager agreed to meet with us to give a statement.

It says,"The person who organized this is a disguntled former employee who has an issue with being let go than probably anything else. Any other issues that residents have brought to us have been addressed, or are being addressed."

But the residents disagree. They say they're not getting anywhere with property management.

"These are hard-working people up in here trying to pay their rent," said a resident.

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