Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin on Monday instructed the Knesset Guard to allow student housing protests outside of the Knesset and to allow the students access to MKs but not to allow them to get out of control.
"Protest is legitimate and even necessary in a democracy, but there are rules which must be followed. The need for the protest is clear to us, the Knesset is the home of the people," Rivlin stated.Rivlin met privately with the organizers of the tent demonstrations and student leaders.
Stav Shapir, one of the leaders of the Rothschild Boulevard tent protest told Rivlin that the protest's organizers were making an effort to ensure that the demonstrations would not become violent. She added that "the people now feel a sort of power and they want to burst forward."