Hundreds begin protest march for universal service in TA

July 7, 2012 21:09


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Hundreds of people gathered at 'Camp Sucker' at Tel Aviv's Arlozorov train station began a protest march calling for universal service for all Israelis on Saturday evening.

The march was scheduled to culminate at the Tel Aviv Museum compound where a rally with speeches was expected to take place.

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, former IDF chief Dan Halutz and former deputy IDF chief Moshe Kaplinsky were among those present. Former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Yuval Diskin was expected to give the keynote speech at the event. Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz was also expected to attend the protest.

Portions of major Tel Aviv streets Namir Road and Begin Road were closed to traffic ahead of the march and were set to remain closed until 11:30 p.m.

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