Protest in Tel Aviv against judicial reforms for 18th week

World

Published: 2023-05-07 11:13

Last Updated: 2024-06-22 05:46


Protest in Tel Aviv against judicial reforms for 18th week
Protest in Tel Aviv against judicial reforms for 18th week

Saturday, thousands protested for an 18th consecutive week against the hard-right Israeli Occupation government's controversial judicial reforms in Tel Aviv.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered and waved Israeli Occupation flags, blocking a major road junction.

Protestors gathered in Habima Square as they prepared to march across the city to Kaplan Street chanting anti-Netanyahu slogans.

One protester held a large picture of far-right Israeli Occupation National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir with a caption dubbing him "the minister of national failure."

Israeli Occupation police did not immediately release any estimates for the number of demonstrators.

In a statement released earlier, protest organizers said the Netanyahu government was waiting to turn the Israeli Occupation into a "messianic and dangerous dictatorship."

They underlined what they said was the economic cost of the Israeli Occupation government's refusal to ditch the reforms altogether, instead holding talks with opposition representatives hosted by Israeli Occupation President Isaac Herzog for the past month.

Netanyahu announced a "pause" in legislation for the reforms on March 27 "out of a desire to prevent a rift in the nation," following weeks of mass protests and a general strike.