Crowds gather for 20th week of protests against judicial overhaul

Anti-overhaul protesters gather in Rehovot, May 20, 2023. (Gilad Persett/Courtesy)
Anti-overhaul protesters gather in Rehovot, May 20, 2023. (Gilad Persett/Courtesy)

Crowds are beginning to gather at around 150 locations across the country in the 20th week of protests against the government’s plans to overhaul the judiciary.

The main protest is taking place on Tel Aviv’s Kaplan Street. Previous weeks have seen around 200,000 people participate in the rally in Tel Aviv.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been holding huge protests in Tel Aviv and nationwide against the government’s judicial overhaul plans every Saturday for the last 20 weeks, with demonstrations carrying on after the coalition paused the legislation to allow a period of dialogue on its highly divisive efforts to weaken the justice system.

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