Anti-Netanyahu protests held in 18 cities worldwide at same time

The protest happened at 9 p.m. Israel time and were broadcast live on Facebook and on two of the buildings outside the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem.

Israelis protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on August 01, 2020.  (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Israelis protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on August 01, 2020.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
The international protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step forward on Saturday, when simultaneous demonstrations were held in 18 cities around the world.
The protest happened at 9 p.m. Israel time and was broadcast live on Facebook and on two of the buildings outside the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem.
Each of the cities went live in a scheduled order and gave over to the next city, culminating in Jerusalem.
The international protests, which attract mainly Israeli expats, show solidarity with the thousands protesting in Israel for Netanyahu’s resignation and for what the protesters see as saving Israeli democracy.
Anti-Netanyahu protests take place in Paris, August 29, 2020. (Photo: Talia De Vries)Anti-Netanyahu protests take place in Paris, August 29, 2020. (Photo: Talia De Vries)
American Israelis and Israeli expats have been protesting for the past four weekends, holding black flags, Israeli Flags and signs.
The participating cities are Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Cambridge, Toronto, Basel, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berlin, Miami, Oslo, Madrid, Paris, Copenhagen and Washington, DC.
During the round of broadcasts from city to city, the protesters around the world sang songs and shouted slogans like “Bibi quit, we don’t want you anymore” and “Bibi, go home!”
Anti-Netanyahu protestors in Germany, August 29, 2020. (Photo: Keren Lucas)Anti-Netanyahu protestors in Germany, August 29, 2020. (Photo: Keren Lucas)
A protester in the Chicago protest held north of Chicago in Evanston, held up a sign saying “Save Israeli democracy from Bibi’s corruption.”
Some of the protests attracted more than 100 people while others were very small. The demonstration in Copenhagen appeared to be just one man.
At the Miami demonstration, a pro-Netanyahu counter-protester came and shouted at the demonstrators. He was forced to leave the scene by police.


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