Mass Demonstration Outside Netanyahu’s Residence
republicworld– A large crowd of Israelis protested on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding his resignation over corruption charges and his alleged mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.
Some 2,000 people demonstrated outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem.
Protesters held signs reading “Go” and “Everyone is equal under the law.”
They also carried an inflatable submarine, alluding to a shady $2 billion purchase of German submarines which critics allege Netanyahu was implicated in.
Protesters said Netanyahu must resign because of the allegations against him, saying he has lost the public’s trust and can’t properly manage the country under the charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes.
Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing on all charges, which revolve around a series of scandals involving media moguls and billionaire associates.
His trial is set to begin early next year.
Netanyahu has seen his popularity plummet during the coronavirus outbreak, with Israel on the verge of what may be a third national lockdown with cases again trending upward.
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