Hundreds of anti-Netanyahu protesters march toward his residence in Jerusalem

Anti-Netanyahu protesters march down Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, heading from Zion Square to the Prime Minister’s Residence.

Estimates put the number of Jerusalem protesters at between 1,000 and 2,000.

At the same time, around 1,000 demonstrators are gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. The protesters are also marking 25 years since the death of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin this week.

Rabin was shot dead by a Jewish extremist as he pursued peace with the Palestinians.

Another protest is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in Tel Aviv’s Habima Square.

Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and mark the 25th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s death, in Jerusalem on October 31, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Additional rallies, some with hundreds of participants, are taking place at other areas around the country, mainly at bridges and intersections. Around 300 demonstrators gathered at Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea.

Police detained one man for throwing an egg at protesters in Eilat.

The protesters call for Netanyahu’s resignation due to his corruption trial, and lambaste his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout. The largest protests take place on Saturday nights, and the weekly demonstrations have been ongoing for the past 19 weeks.

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