Thousands rally at Histadrut to support tent protests

05.08.2011                      05.Aw-Elul, 5771

Tel Aviv:

Thousands rally at Histadrut to support tent protests

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Thousands of workers took part in a rally held by the Histadrut Nataional Labor Federation in Tel Aviv on Thursday, in order to show their support for social protests that have swept across Israel.
Held under the title "Workers are with the protest", the demonstration brought together youth groups like the "Noar Haoved veh halomed", and workers from some of Israel's biggest companies, such as Tnuva, as well as the Electrical Co-op, Israel Railways, Israel Military Industries, and a large detachment of firefighters. The protesters held signs showing their support for the protest movement and chanted "the people want social justice" on the front lawn of the Histadrut headquarters….