Thousands around the country take to the streets to protest gas deal outline

November 7, 2015 22:50


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Despite the stormy weather, protesters from around Israel gathered on Saturday night in protest of the gas bill and government corruption.

In Tel Aviv, about 2,000 people, including many young activists, gathered at Habima square and marched past Sarona and towards the Ayalon.

Dozens of demonstrators waved signs and shouted slogans against the gas deal, including "the people demand social justice", the slogan of social protests in the summer of 2011.

Several protesters clashed with police, and according to reports at least eight activists was arrested.

Several other protests took place across Israel, including in Haifa, Jerusalem and Beersheva.

Joint List MK Dov Henin, who spoke at the demonstration in Haifa, said: "We are thousands who are demonstrating against the theft of gas, against the outline which gives away our natural resources to tycoons. This struggle is not only a financial struggle or a social struggle, it is also a struggle for democracy. There is no democracy while capital power rules. "

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