Here is a tale of many cities:
On Tuesday morning, many Muscovites arrived at their metro stations to find them looking radically different. Overnight, innumerable small kiosks had been torn down in a crackdown on structures local government claimed to be lacking building permits.
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This reminds me of what Israel does to "Palestinian" structures:
Also reminds me of what the US does to homeless encampments:
I guess that no matter where a person lives, if he or she "doesn't fit in" they and their property are fair game for destruction by those who "do fit in".
Don't be different, unless you are willing to pay the price.