Hundreds of protesters are marching down Ibn Gabirol Street in Tel Aviv amid a major anti-government rally in the city.
The protesters are being escorted by police down the road, which has been blocked for vehicular traffic.
“No democracy without the High Court,” they chant with drummers, 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.
Motorists on nearby roads are cheering and honking in support of the march, despite being caught in a jam.
The protesters are heading toward the Ayalon Highway.
Police on Thursday warned against potential unrest during the protests.