Thousands of Israelis were marching on Friday in Tel Aviv in honor of Human Rights Day 2012, which marks the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
Participants in the fourth annual Human Rights March were to proceed from the city’s cultural center, Habima Square, to the famed Rabin Square, the site of major protests and events year-round, where the event was set to culminate with a major concert featuring speeches and performances by Israeli artists.
Over 130 groups and organizations were participating in Friday’s event, among them feminists, Arabs, Bedouin, gay advocates, political asylees and various community leaders.
According to organizers, the various groups have come together to advocate jointly for “all human rights, to all human beings, in Israel and in the occupied territories.”
The march began at 10:30 a.m. local time.