Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Saturday, March 4, 2023
160,000 estimated at Tel Aviv rally, tens of thousands in other cities
Israeli company Crowd Solutions estimates that some 160,000 demonstrators are gathered at the main anti-judicial overhaul rally in Tel Aviv, Channel 13 news reports.
The company says another 19,300 are gathered in Netanya; 16,500 in Haifa; 13,300 in Kfar Saba; and 5,300 in Herzliya.
Opponents of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government have been taking to the streets for nine straight weeks to protest Justice Minister Yariv Levin’s proposals to shake up the judiciary by severely curbing the High Court of Justice’s judicial review powers and cementing political control over the appointment of judges.