Thousands of Israeli citizens demonstrated this Saturday to denounce the corruption, unemployment and government management led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Demonstrators have honked horns, played drums, sung slogans, and displayed banners with messages such as “A Million Unemployed”, “Bibi Resigns!”, “Minister of Crimes” and “We are fed up with a corrupt and bloated government”. . Bibi is the nickname by which the Israeli Prime Minister is known, and “Criminal Secretary” is a reference to the corruption case for which the head of the Israeli government, who has been in power since 2009, has been brought to justice.
The police allowed protests outside Netanyahu’s villa in the city of Caesarea, near his official residence in Jerusalem, in a coastal park in Tel Aviv and in other parts of the country until shortly before midnight.
The trial of Netanyahu began in May, shortly before he took office as prime minister of the unitary government, which was made up of his former political rival and now defense minister, retired General Benny Gantz, who also served as “deputy prime minister”. “”