An hour and a half into the anti-government protest outside the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, the crowd of several hundred demonstrators begin marching toward Azza Road, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s temporary residence is located.
Earlier, police placed roadblocks to prevent crowds from nearing the premier’s home.
The crowd, including families with young children, kippah wearers, and older residents, are shouting, “My country has three branches of government, three!”
The demonstrators are protesting 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.
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