Former tenants stormed the barbed-wire gates that surround what's left of the Windermere Court apartments, angry, frustrated and desperate to salvage whatever parts of their lives the fire of Jan. 10 left behind.
Following news that the owners planned to start demolition of the property by yesterday, groups of tenants protested outside the building, at 48th and Walnut streets, on Saturday, Sunday and yesterday.
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell yesterday successfully lobbied a state court to delay the demolition for two days.
"The tenants are being very disrespected," Blackwell said. "It's unbelievable. People have been victimized by the fire. They shouldn't be victimized over and over."