Jerusalem protesters call for mass rallies; some block Begin highway

Thousands of anti-government protesters outside the Supreme Court denounce the passage of the coalition’s law to limit court oversight, crying “shame” and “democracy or rebellion.”

One activist speaking from a giant stage set up for the demonstration calls for all the protesters to message a friend to join the protest.

“Anyone who isn’t here right now is not present at the most important battle in the history of the country,” declares the activist.

“Take your phone and message five people. Everyone needs to come right now,” he continues, followed by deafening horn blasts and chants of “Democracy,” “We are not afraid,” and “Israel is not a dictatorship.”

Meanwhile some protesters have blocked the major Begin highway that cuts through the city.

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