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Biggest rally in Israel's history presses PM,

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 11:22 PM

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands marched Saturday for lower living costs in the largest such rally in Israel's history, bolstering a social change movement and mounting pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take on economic reform.

Organizers said over 450,000 people took part in the demonstrations. Police put the number at least 300,000.

Protests on that scale in Israel, with a population of 7.7 million, are usually held over issues of war and peace.

Al-Jazeera is saying the number was estimated around a half-million.

An estimated 500,000 people took to the streets of coastal Tel Aviv on Saturday night, by far the largest demonstration in the social protest movement that has swept the country for two months.

These protests have definantly grown since they began. I believe these started in July.

Here's an article from July 25th, estimating the protest turnout at 30,000 people

Approximately 30,000 protesters marched in Tel Aviv last night, with social justice activists blocking central streets and chants of "Mubarak. Assad. Netanyahu" filling the air.

Now the protest turnout is nearly a half-million. From what I understand, these protests are for better housing, living conditions, tax cuts, and some expansion of free education. There are problably more reasons, but I cant find anything else at the moment.

It seems today has been somewhat eventful for Israel. Here are a few threads that just came out today.

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posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:15 AM
Interesting,are you sure it is not half a million people demanding passports to get out? That area is about to blow big time!

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