Several demonstrations were scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv and in cities across the country on Saturday evening in an attempt to renew last summer's social justice movement.
"Nearly a year has passed. They say that nothing has changed. That is a lie. The government and the tycoons are continuing to pressure and strengthen their hold. They are putting together coalitions that disconnected from the people a long time ago," protest organizers wrote in a statement.
The statement called on people "from Eilat to Kiryat Shmona" to hit the streets and "take back the public sphere which belongs to the people."
The main rally was scheduled to take place at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. Additional protests were scheduled for Gan Hasus in Jerusalem, as well as Haifa, Kiryat Shmona, Nahariya, Pardes Hanna and Eilat. Read full story here.