Thousands demonstrated for social justice on Saturday night in Israel’s three largest cities in an effort to rejuvenate the movement that swept the country last summer with tent cities and weekly demonstrations.
Many of the protesters, especially in Tel Aviv and Haifa, were from the Meretz and Hadash parties, as well as from leftist youth movements.
In Tel Aviv, at least 7,000 people marched from the Habima Theater to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Demonstrators chanted “The people demand social justice” and “We the majority have taken to the streets.”
The band Izabo, which represented Israel in the Eurovision contest last week, performed at the Tel Aviv rally.
In Jerusalem, around 1,000 demonstrators marched from Menorah Park to Paris Square, holding posters saying “Money, politics, underworld,” “The 2013 budget will not pass” and “Social justice now.”
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