Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Saturday, May 20, 2023
Organizers claim 135,000 at main anti-overhaul protest in Tel Aviv
Organizers of the main anti-judicial overhaul protest in Tel Aviv claim some 135,000 are gathered on Kaplan Street tonight.
The organizers cite drone footage by the Ein Hanetz company.
Previous weeks saw around 200,000 gather, according to official estimates.
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.