Police shutter roads in Tel Aviv as 9th week of rallies against legal overhaul begin

Mounted police are seen during a protest against the government's planned judicial overhaul, in Tel Aviv, March 1, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Mounted police are seen during a protest against the government's planned judicial overhaul, in Tel Aviv, March 1, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Police begin to close main roads in central Tel Aviv ahead of major anti-government rallies that will be held in the coastal city this evening.

Tens of thousands of people are expected at the main protest on Kaplan Street.

Several more demonstrations are anticipated in other cities around the country, including Jerusalem, Haifa, Herzliya and Beersheba.

Opponents of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government have been taking to the streets for nine straight weeks to protest 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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