Several thousand gather at Jerusalem’s Chords Bridge ahead of budget protest

Several thousand people gather at Jerusalem’s Chords Bridge ahead of a protest march to the Knesset to demonstrate against the budget.

The protesters are waving Israeli flags and chanting against the government “looting” the state coffers.

The Knesset is voting tonight on approving the budget that critics say is funneling billions in grants to the ultra-Orthodox community while allowing men in that community to avoid employment.

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