More than 100,000 Israelis took to the streets of the country this Saturday to demonstrate against the judicial reform promoted by the Government of Benjamin Netanyahu, within the framework of a massive protest movement that today marks its thirty-eighth consecutive week of concentrations.
As has happened since the beginning of the year, the main focus of protests was the city of Tel Aviv, where, according to local media estimates, some 100,000 people gathered. Several thousand more were added to these in different parts of the country.
This Saturday’s demonstrations come shortly before Israel marks the Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of Judaism.
On the occasion of this holiday, protest organizers said that the central message of today’s rallies is “There is no forgiveness for the Dictatorship”, in reference to the Executive led by Netanyahu and also made up of ultra-Orthodox and ultra-right parties.
The protesters denounce that the judicial reform, which seeks to grant more power to the Executive to the detriment of Justice, endangers Israeli democracy and marks an increasingly authoritarian trend of the Government.