Tent-city protesters vow to hold even larger demos

05.08.2011                      05.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Tent-city protesters vow to hold even larger demos

Organizers hope turnout will exceed 200,000 across the country; gathering to be "angrier" after passage of housing legislation.

Furious over what they call repeated government rejection of their demands, protesters hope to hold “the mother of all demonstrations” across Israel on Saturday – a week after an estimated 150,000 Israelis took to the streets in several cities to protest the soaring cost of living.
Roee Neuman, spokesman for the tent-city protest movement, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday evening that the size and intensity of Saturday night’s protests will be greatly influenced by the Knesset’s approval on Wednesday of the national housing committees law – a central sticking point for the movement….