Dozens of buses head to social rallies in periphery

16,000 demonstrators arrive in Haifa; 40,000 expected in Beersheba; 13 cities hold mass public protests against rising costs of living.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 13, 2011 21:02
Social justice protest in Haifa

Haifa protest 311. (photo credit: Channel 10)

Dozens of buses filled with students were reported to have left the center of the country heading for various locations in the periphery where mass social justice rallies were planned to take place on Saturday evening.

More than 16,000 demonstrators arrived at the main social justice rally in Haifa's Meyerhoff Square on Saturday evening.

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The Haifa protest was just one of several major demonstrations being held in the periphery on Saturday night.

According to report, between 40,000 and 50,000 demonstrators were expected to attend the rally in Beersheba alone.

Other cities planning to hold major rallies included Afula, Beit Shean, Dimona, Eilat, Kiryat Shemona, Modi'in, Nahariya, Netanya, Petach Tikva and Ramat Hasharon.


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