Anti-Netanyahu protesters begin march through Jerusalem

A few thousand protesters have begun marching for a fourth straight week from the Chords Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem to the Prime Minister’s Jerusalem residence, the site of the weekly anti-Netanyahu demonstrations.

Protesters wave Israeli flags and chant “you take from the poor and give to the rich, what a corrupt government!”

36-year-old Sagi Golan from Sderot says he is here to protest against a prime minister whose every act is “driven by his desire to escape his legal judgement.” Golan has been unemployed for half a year and has been a regular at the anti-Netanyahu protests this summer.

Although the march is unapproved, Jerusalem police have allowed it to take place in previous weeks, albeit with occasional scuffles breaking out between protesters and law enforcement.

— Anat Peled

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