Social justice protests to be held in major Israeli cities
Demonstrations to be held on Saturday night in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa; thousands took part in social justice rallies three weeks ago.
Thousands of social justice protesters are expected to hold demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa on Saturday night.
In Tel Aviv, demonstrators will gather at Habima Theater and march to the Tel Aviv Museum at 9 p.m. At the same time, demonstrators in Jerusalem will march from Horse Park to Paris Square. In Haifa, a demonstration will be held at Meyerhoff Square at 8 p.m.
Organizers said that the Izabo band, which represented Israel in Eurovision last week, will perform at the Tel Aviv rally.
"Instead of caring for the working people and the poor, the Netanyahu government continues to promote policies that only benefit the wealthy and the connected," organizers said in a statement. "The middle class and poor have been forgotten behind."
Three weeks ago, thousands of Israelis took part in social justice rallies across the country, with the largest occurring in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, as part of the "Global May" international day of protest.
Last summer, a social justice protest movement swept Israel, with tent encampments sprouting up in cities throughout the country and weekly demonstrations that grew to include hundreds of thousands of people.