Anti-government activists have planned a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, August 29. Participants will reportedly gather at 21:00 (local time) outside the Prime Minister's Residence on Balfour Street, to call for Netanyahu's resignation. Police sources have stated that the demonstration is likely to be well attended.
A heightened security presence is to be expected around the protest site, and disruption to transportation is also likely in the vicinity of the demonstration.
Protests have been reported throughout Israel, particularly in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in recent months over the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anger over the issue has been compounded by pre-existing anti-Netanyahu sentiment, with the Prime Minister facing three criminal cases over alleged corruption.
Individuals in Israel are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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