Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reforms. Photo/Reuters
TEL AVIV – About 110 thousand people packed the streets in Tel Aviv, in anti-government protests Israel largest in the last decade.
The rallies spread across the city center as banners were waved calling for an end to the ruling coalition, which is a historic coalition in which right-wingers and religious-nationalists unite.
“This is a dangerous government,” said one protester, Yaara Ben Geraluf, who is a teacher.
“This government is not going to be good for women, for LGBTQ people, for the poor and of course for Palestinians,” she said.
Organizers of the rally said they were trying to stop the “coup” that was taking place against the government system.
This is the second week in a row that mass protests have taken place in four different cities.
Opposition leader Yair Lapid addressed a crowd in Tel Aviv, saying people who love the country have come to defend democracy and its judiciary.
“We will not give up until we win,” he said.
The action came three weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to power, to form Israel’s first stable coalition in three years. He said Israelis voted for a “complete” right-wing government and for security.
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