“The time has come for an all out war,” say Israeli students, social activists and the country’s movement for equality in military service laws. The groups are joining forces for a major anti-govt protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.
Police and anti-riot forces are on standby in Tel Aviv over concerns that there will be violence, RT’s Paula Slier, who’s at the scene of the demonstration, reports via her Twitter.
She also tweets, “Tonight's protests could be a make-or-break moment for the social movement depending on how many Israelis they can draw to the streets.”
Leaders of the disparate movements are hoping that thousands of demonstrators will flood the capital for the protest.
One of the main causes behind the planned demonstration is the recent approval of austerity measures and tax hikes, which have plunged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity to record lows.