Major Israel protests persist as judicial reform bill advances in Parliament
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A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OVER “TEL-AVIV ISRAEL” SHOWS **HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS** OF PEOPLE MARCHING IN THE STREETS IN PROTEST OVER PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU’S PROPOSED JUDICIARY CHANGES —
AFTER ISRAEL’S LEGISLATURE GAVE INITIAL APPROVAL ON TUESDAY.
THIS MARKED THE 27TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF THIS SORT OF MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT’S JUDICIAL OVERHAUL PLANS THAT CONSTRAINS THE POWERS OF THE JUDICIARY.
PROTESTORS ARE CLAIMING THE BILL RESTRICTS SUPREME COURT POWER AND UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY.
PROTESTERS BLOCKED HIGHWAYS LEADING TO JERUSALEM AND OTHER CITIES.
UNREST IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AS NETANYAHU HAS SAID HE PLANS TO ADVANCE THE LEGISLATION IN OCTOBER.
“We’re coming to wherever the coalition members are in order to send our message loud and clear: That what this government is doing is not OK, democracy is under attack, Israeli rights are under attack, the rights of Israeli citizens are under attack, and we’re here to protect that and to say: ‘Stop the coup, stop the judicial coup.’”