Thousands protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
UPDATED 10:51 AM PT — Sunday, April 26, 2020
Israeli citizens are protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Around 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Tel Aviv this week and called for him to step down.
According to protesters, Netanyahu shouldn’t be in power while criminal corruption charges are pending against him.
This is wild.
It’s a protest against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.
Where the organizers spent hours placing countless Xs so people could maintain distance.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 19, 2020
This came after the prime minister and his challenger, Benny Gantz, formed an emergency coalition government to tackle the pandemic earlier this week. Protesters believe the move still isn’t enough.
“I came to demonstrate for the democracy, for a rule that is not by someone who is accused, who has issues with the law,” stated one demonstrator. “The person has issues with the law cannot rule a government.”
Protesters have said as long as Netanyahu is still in power, he has influence over the court in his own criminal investigation. He’s expected to stand trial next week on charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud.