More than 300,000 demonstrate across Israel to protest high cost of living

07.08.2011                      07.Aw-Elul, 5771

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More than 300,000 demonstrate across Israel to protest high cost of living

Over 300,000 people took part in third consecutive week of mass rallies across Israel on Saturday; protesters chant 'The people demand social justice.'

Approximatley 300,000 people gathered Saturday night in Tel Aviv, 20,000 participated in Jerusalem, 3,000 in Kiryat Shmona, 5,000 in Modi’in,1,000 in Hod Hasharon and 1,000 in Eilat. However, those close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the media had inflated the numbers of participants in the protests.
In Tel Aviv, people marched from Habima Square, near the tent city on Rothschild Boulevard, to the Kirya defense compund on Kaplan Street….