The road near the residence of President Isaac Herzog reopens, but dozens still remain on Hanasi Street in Jerusalem as the bulk of demonstrators against the government’s judicial overhaul have begun a march.
The protesters urge Herzog: “Wake up, we have no other place.”
The slogans also include “Yariv Levin, this is not Poland,” “Bibi, Sara, this isn’t Hungary” and “We won’t stay silent if there’s no equality before the law.”
“I feel like Israel is losing its balance, the system is serving Netanyahu and the end justifies all means,” says protester Nathanel Stawski.
“The balance of powers is being upended. The justice system isn’t perfect, but an override clause with 61 [MKs able to strike down rulings] neuters the High Court of Justice.”
Police have placed roadblocks preventing protesters from marching toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s temporary residence on Azza Street.