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Police estimate over 100,000 at Tel Aviv anti-government rallies

Israelis protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his his far-right government that his opponents say threaten democracy and freedoms, in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israelis protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his his far-right government that his opponents say threaten democracy and freedoms, in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Police officials say some 100,000 people are gathered on Kaplan Street and another 10,000 at Habima Square in Tel Aviv amid tonight’s anti-government protest, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Last week saw some 80,000 protesters at Habima Square and several thousand more in Jerusalem and Haifa.

The demonstrations mark the third week that opponents of Netanyahu’s government take to the streets, protesting Justice Minister Yariv Levin’s proposals to shake up the judiciary by severely curbing the High Court of Justice’s judicial review powers and cementing political control over the appointment of judges.

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