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Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign

The Stringer

Tens of thousands of Israelis calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign demonstrated across the country Saturday evening, saying he is unfit to rule while on trial for corruption charges and accusing him of mismanaging the nation’s coronavirus crisis.

Protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tel Aviv’s Habima Square, October 10, 2020 Tomer Appelbaum

Activists protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Dizengoff Square Tel Aviv on October 10, 2020 (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Protesters gathered at hundreds of locations across the country due to a nationwide lockdown that has barred them from protesting at the usual site outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem.

The current lockdown regulations allow people only to gather within one kilometer (less than a mile) of their home.

The largest gathering at Habima Square in central Tel Aviv drew thousands of protesters, who blew horns and pounded on drums and tambourines.

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