Police to close roads in central Jerusalem ahead of protest over budget

Anti-overhaul protesters gather in Tel Aviv, May 20, 2023. (Amir Goldstein/ Courtesy)
Anti-overhaul protesters gather in Tel Aviv, May 20, 2023. (Amir Goldstein/ Courtesy)

Police announce they are closing several roads in central Jerusalem tonight ahead of a planned protest against the state budget that is being debated in the Knesset.

Opposition groups are holding a demonstration against what they call the “looting” of the state coffers.

Voting on the budget will begin in the Knesset tonight, and it is likely to be approved late in the night or tomorrow.

Protesters are upset at the allocation of nearly NIS 14 billion in discretionary funds alongside the budget, with much of it going to subsidies for the ultra-Orthodox community.

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