500 rally against Netanyahu in Jerusalem in 35th consecutive weekly protest

Some 500 anti-Netanyahu protesters rally near his official residence in Jerusalem, marking the 35th consecutive Saturday night demonstration against the premier.

Around 150 protesters are demonstrating at Netanyahu’s private residence in the coastal city of Caesarea.

The demonstrators are mainly from the protest organization Movement for Quality Government and the so-called Black Flag group.

The protesters call for Netanyahu to resign due to his indictment on corruption charges, as well as his handling of the pandemic and its economic fallout.

The protests take place this week despite the harsh winter weather that has included unusual cold and snow in some areas.

Hundreds of small rallies are expected to take place on bridges and at traffic junctions around the country.

Protesters march against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, in Jerusalem, February 6, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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