‘Black flag’ protest against ‘silencing’ of Knesset renews

Anti-government protesters take to the streets for the second time in a week to form a convoy of cars in what they call a “black flag” rally.

The demonstrators — protesting in accordance with Health Ministry guidelines preventing large gatherings with each person staying in their car — are protesting the government’s decision to try and prevent the Knesset from starting to operate.

“Israel deserves a functioning Knesset, a Knesset speaker who acts to facilitate parliamentary oversight of the government’s work, and a prime minister who isn’t dealing with criminal cases,” protest leaders say in a statement. “We are fighting for the foundations of democracy.”

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