Several dozen protest against the judicial overhaul in a first demonstration in the West Bank settlement city of Maaleh Adumim.
The protest, which takes place across from the city’s central police station, is accompanied by a much smaller counter-protest of some dozen in favor of the overhaul legislation.
The settlement of some 40,000 is a traditional Likud stronghold.
Two police vehicles and half a dozen officers are keeping order between the two groups as the pro-legislation side uses heavy amplification to drown out the chants of “democracy” from the larger anti-overhaul protest.
“You are traitors, you’re from Azaria,” says one pro-overhaul protestor, referring to the neighboring Palestinian village.