Protests in Tel Aviv against govt's response to virus

Saturday, 11. July 2020 21:42

Thousands of people protested on Saturday in Tel Aviv against the Israeli government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, especially against what they described as a lack of proper response to the economic crisis caused by it.

Israelis fear the new series of restrictions, re-introduced earlier this week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to contain the virus from spreading further, will lead them into financial collapse, as the pandemic has already caused the unemployment rate to surge to 21%.

"People feel helpless, there's no response. They are enraged and want the government to take responsibility," president of the Israel Chamber of Independent Organizations and Businesses Roee Cohen said.

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