Thousands rally peacefully in Beersheba

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Protesters rallying in Beersheba on July 11, 2023. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)
Protesters rallying in Beersheba on July 11, 2023. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)

More than 2,000 anti-overhaul protesters are marching at the entrance to the southern city of Beersheba.

The protesters marched down the 406 highway and back, and are now sitting down at the city’s entrance junction, singing and shouting “Democracy!”

One protester, Binyamin, says police have been cooperating well with the protest leaders this evening. “There hasn’t been any violence here,” he says.

He says it isn’t the largest protest seen in the southern city, recalling the late March night Defense Minister Yoav Gallant was fired, sparking mass nationwide demonstrations.

Police meanwhile are directing the protesters to another area, without any force being used.

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