Some 100 Israelis and supporters gathered in Washington Square Park in New York City on Saturday to hold a rally in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands demonstrating for social change across the pond in their native land.
As more than 450,000 people took to the streets across Israel on Saturday night, these New York-based Israelis ventured out into the sunny afternoon in support of the cry for social change.
The New York demonstrators faced some stiff competition getting their message heard in the public park: as they chanted their slogans, a young man in baggy jeans went on beat boxing as a bagpipe player played his own riff across the way, and an enthusiastic piano player jammed under the park’s famous arch nearby.
The purpose of the gathering was to show support and solidarity for the ‘March of the Million’ across Israel, where mass protests have been ongoing for over a month in demand for affordable housing and social reforms.
This story "Israelis in New York Stage Rally for Social Change" was written by Haaretz.