Protesters in Tel Aviv rally against racism, homophobia, blast Bayit Yehudi right-wing groups

August 8, 2015 21:52

Some 200 demonstrators took to one of Tel Aviv's main avenues on Saturday in order to protest the recent fatal stabbing at the Jerusalem gay pride parade as well as the deadly arson attack in the West Bank village in Duma.

The protestors gathered on Rothschild avenue, on the corner of Nahmani street, carrying signs reading "homophobia and racism breed the same violence" while chanting slogans against the Bayit Yehudi party, often labeled as the settler party,

The right-wing anti-assimilation organization,"Lahava", which opposed the LGBT community's parade in the capital was also the subjects of disdain. The group is seen as fostering hostility towards the community by equating homosexuals to criminals destroying the fabric of Judaism.

Among those rallying were members of the left-wing Meretz party as well as the Jewish/Arab communist Hadash party.

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