Thousands Hit Streets in New Israel Social Protests

Demonstrators Block Tel Aviv Freeway — Denounce Yair Lapid

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By Haaretz

Published July 13, 2013.

Thousands of demonstrators marched from Tel Aviv’s Habima Square to Kaplan Street to protest against the economic policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid, marking the two-year anniversary of the protests railing against the high cost of living.

The rally dispersed at around 1:00 A.M. One man was arrested by the police for causing public unrest.

A few of the demonstrators are staying to sleep on a grassy plot facing the governmental complex at the Kirya. Organizers announced plans for a vigil they hope will be maintained until Sunday morning, July 14 - the date on which the massive street demonstrations began in 2011.

Earlier in the evening, protesters blocked southbound traffic on Ayalon freeway, Tel Aviv’s main thoroughfare. Police declared the demonstration illegal and are preparing to disperse the crowd.

Earlier in the night, protesters were heard yelling “Bibi [Netanyahu] and [deposed Egyptian President Mohammed] Morsi are the same revolution.”

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