Middle East

Watch: Thousands of Israelis protest on ‘day of disruption’ against bill limiting Supreme Court powers

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Watch as thousands of people protested in Israel on Tuesday, 11 July, over a vote on a bill that could limit the power of the country’s Supreme Court.

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv have blocked major highways and faced off with police as Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right coalition pressed ahead with a bill which, if passed as is, would curb the Supreme Court’s power to quash decisions made by the government and elected officials by ruling them unreasonable.

The Israeli prime minister’s drive has sparked protests, with people stopping traffic in major intersections and highways across the nation – some even lay down in roads.

Protesters called for a “day of disruption” on Tuesday in response to the first of three votes on the controversial proposed bill.

At least 42 people had been arrested as of 11am local time (9am BST), local police said.


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