Anti-Netanyahu Protests Resume Across Israel for 21st Week

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Protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, November 7, 2020.
Protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, November 7, 2020.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

Demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected in a series of locations throughout the country on Thursday, as anti-government protests entered their 21st week.

The main events were planned to take place in Be’er Sheva, Tel Aviv and Nahariya.  

Some 100 protesters were marching in Be’er Sheva on Thursday evening, while around 400 people were marching in Nahariya. There was a large police presence at the event in Nahariya. In Tel Aviv, dozens gathered at four locations, after which dozens congregated at Habima Square to begin marching.

On Saturday, more than 2,000 protesters marched through Jerusalem, having struck out from Paris Squar, near the prime minister's official residence on Balfour Street. Earlier on Saturday evening, hundreds had gathered near one of Netanyahu's private apartments in the city and marched toward his official residence. 

In Tel Aviv, hundreds marched through the streets, chanting "Come down from your balconies, the country is collapsing!" and "Trump is gone, now it's your turn." Hundreds reached the U.S. consulate where they were stopped by authorities, but clashes did not break out.

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