With the elections fast-approaching, the weekly nationwide protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off bigger and louder than usual in recent weeks on Saturday – the 37th consecutive week of protests.
The protest group the Black Flags Movement announced that this week's protest was recognizing the demonstrations nearing the one-year mark since they first kicked off in the summer of 2020.
Protesters gathered at some 550 central junctions, squares and bridges across the country starting Saturday afternoon, calling on Netanyahu to resign over his ongoing criminal trial, before coming together to the protests' central meeting points in Jerusalem and Caesarea.
The statement also criticized the Likud Party for deliberately trying to harm protesters.
"The defendant (Netanyahu) and his supporters are doing everything in their power to hurt the protest movement. Cyber warfare, physical assaults and incitement coming from the Likud elections campaign have become normal," a Black Flags statement read.