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Protests continue in Israel despite Netanyahu’s announcement

Clashes took place between the police and the demonstrators in Tel Aviv, where after midnight the police tried to disperse the demonstrators using mounted police, water cannons and scattering bombs. About 40 people are said to have been arrested, and some are said to have been injured in the unrest, Haaretz reports.

Even government fans were taken on the streets, which Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, described as “now the right has stopped sitting on the sidelines and being silent.”

According to Haaretz, counter-protesters attacked demonstrators against changing the law, including by throwing objects.

In the same way I continued Jerusalem protests against the government, though unions called off the strikes after the prime minister’s announcement, which came late Monday afternoon. By then, tens of thousands of protesters had blocked the streets around the Knesset.

According to the organizers, protests against the change in the legal system will continue, for example, in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, as well as over the next weekend.

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