Sunday, August 7, 2011

Israel protests in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, other cities

Tel Aviv

An estimated 300,000 people took to the streets on Saturday to press their demands for social justice and lower living costs in the largest demonstrations over social issues ever seen in the country. Despite scepticism that turnout could surpass previous events, almost twice as many people joined marches in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other towns and cities.

Up to 250,000 people marched through Tel Aviv to Israel's military headquarters on Saturday, causing major traffic diversions until the early hours.

One sign, in Hebrew and Arabic, read "Egypt is here".

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