Dozens protest for public transportation on the Sabbath outside transportation minister's home

April 9, 2015 15:08


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Dozens of activists marched to the home of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) on Thursday in protest of his resistance to implementing public transportation on the Sabbath and holidays.

Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg, who was among the protesters, said "this protest is not a matter of Right and Left, nor is it a matter of religion and state, but rather of social and environmental justice, of public transportation that is shut down nearly two months per year and does not allow one to live without a personal vehicle."

Zandberg vowed that the protest would continue on holidays and Saturdays until the situation is changed.

She said that upon the opening of the 20th Knesset last month she had presented legislation that calls for the operation of public transportation on the Sabbath.

"There is no reason to stop public transportation on the Sabbath, just like we don't stop the water or electricity," she said.

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