Thousands took part in protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the government’s response to the coronavirus around Israel Saturday evening, including thousands-strong protests in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
In Jerusalem, Some 2,000 protesters demonstrated outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau’s official residence in Jerusalem, calling for his resignation over his corruption charges for the fourth time this week.
In Tel Aviv, thousands protested the government’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis at Charles Clore Park before marching through the city to Habima Square. Several protesters were arrested after police claimed they had been sprayed with pepper spray. 13 protesters were arrested.
Under the slogan “fighting for bread,” protesters carried signs that read “out of touch, you don’t care,” and the crowd chanted “shame!” Self-employed Israelis addressed the crowd with personal testimonies alongside social activists. Musical artists such as T-Slam, Rami Kleinstein, Miri Mesika and Hemi Rodner performed at the demonstration.