Thousands of demonstrators begin to gather in Tel Aviv’s Habima square for protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and planned legislative changes, including a controversial judicial overhaul.
Despite the inclement weather, some 50,000 are expected to attend the rally, with many traveling to Tel Aviv from around the country on hired coaches.
Reut from Tel Aviv came to the protest as part of a three-generation delegation from her family.
“We are starting to not recognize our own country,” she says. “And that’s an understatement.”
Hadas traveled from Ganei Tikva. “We don’t like what’s happening here,” she says.
“I don’t know if [protesting] will make a difference. But if we don’t do something then for sure nothing will change,” she adds.