Activists Hoping to Rekindle 2011 Social Protests in Tel Aviv

Protesters plan to march from Tel Aviv's Habima Square to Kaplan Street, where a vigil will be maintained until Sunday morning, the date on which the social justice protests began in 2011.

Lior Dattel
Haaretz
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Lior Dattel
Haaretz

Organizers are hoping to rekindle Israel's 2011 social protests on the second anniversary of 2011's massive street demonstrations against the high cost of living.

Demonstrators plan to march from Tel Aviv's Habima Square to Kaplan Street, where a vigil will be maintained until Sunday morning, July 14 - the date on which the social justice protests began in 2011.

Over 5,000 people have signaled they will attend the event on its Facebook page.

On Tuesday, protest leader Daphni Leef unleashed a scathing attack against the finance minister during an outdoor press conference at Tel Aviv's Gan Meir Park.

"Yair Lapid, you hitched a ride on the social protest, but overnight transformed into an even more brutal successor to [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's policy," said Leef.

A cost-of-living protest in Tel Aviv in 2012.Credit: David Bachar

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