25 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
More than 100,000 people in Tel Aviv alone and tens of thousands more in other Israeli cities have come out this Saturday to demonstrate and for the eighth consecutive week to protest against the judicial reform promoted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Opposition leaders have participated in the mobilizations, in which Israeli flags and banners with slogans such as “Without a Constitution there is no democracy”, “They will not pass” or “We will win”, reports the newspaper ‘The Times of Israel ‘.
The Channel 12 television network has reported some 100,000 protesters in Tel Aviv, to which should be added 30,000 more in Haifa and thousands more in other cities in the country.
During the concentration in Tel Aviv, the demonstrators have overcome the barricades of the security forces and have blocked the Ayalon Highway, the main highway that crosses the city.
The Police have already reported that they are “preparing to prevent the protesters from advancing along the highway”, although the videos broadcast on social networks show the protest column advancing.
One of the participants in the Tel Aviv rally has been former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who has described the judicial reform proposal as a “murder of the declaration of independence” that “will turn Israel into a dictatorship.”
Barak has supported not negotiating with the government until the process of the reform is paralyzed. “When there is a weapon in your temple, the first thing is to eliminate it. If these dictatorship laws come into force, we will have to follow the path of nonviolent civil disobedience,” he argued.