2011 social protest organizers to take to the streets again

May 9, 2013 21:15


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The organizers of the 2011 social justice protest are planning to take to the streets again on Saturday evening to protest the cuts and tax hikes introduced in Finance Minister Yair Lapid's 2013 budget proposal.

Over 9,500 people said they will attend the protest at Habima square in Tel Aviv, on a Facebook event page created by the organizers.

"We are students, young families, people who have a hard time to pay the bills. We don't see anything new in this budget, or any reason for hope," the organizers wrote on Facebook.

Smaller, sporadic protests began in recent days in several places, including a small group of people who protested in front of Lapid's house in Ramat Aviv on Thursday evening.

"I don't think the goal is reach an X amount of people, but rather to create a joint stance against moves that are going to hurt a lot of people," Daphni Leef, one of the 2011 summer protest organizers, told Channel 2.

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