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Israeli's Journal
Israeli's Journal
March 1, 2023

Israelis step up fight against government with 'national disruption day'

Demonstrators block roads and stop train travel in protest over legislative push to reform judicial system; call on government to stop their 'assault on Israel's democracy and push to destroy the judiciary'; police use force to clear roads

Ynet, News agencies

Major demonstrations and disruptions to traffic, education and business took place on Wednesday as opponents of a contentious judicial overhaul stepped up its fight against the government.

In the early morning hours, protesters blocked the main highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, halting rush hour traffic for about an hour. At busy train stations in Tel Aviv, protesters prevented trains from departing by blocking their doors.

Police said four protesters were arrested for disturbing the peace, including a 70-year-old woman.
Protestors declared that throughout the day, marches and protests across Israel will continue, ending with a large demonstration in Tel Aviv and in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem.

In response, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir instructed the police to prevent road blockages by what he protesters, whom he labeled "anarchists."
"We will not allow a civil uprising and anarchists to block major roads," Ben-Gvir said.

Source : https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hjbstdhro#autoplay

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