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Israel Tent Protests Reach Climax

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Israeli housing protests in Tel Aviv August 6, 2011. Photo: Avivi.

YNet – Israel’s tent protest marked a climax point Saturday as more than 400,000 people took to the streets in demand for social justice in what is being declared the biggest protest in Israel’s history.

Some 250,000 gathered in Tel Aviv’s State Square after marching from the city’s Habima Square, according to police estimates. Charlie Bitton, leader of the 1970’s movement the Black Panthers lead the marchers. They expressed dissatisfaction over the high cost of living and chanted “The people demand social justice. ”

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