Israelis Stream Into Jerusalem Ahead of Knesset Protest

Ten of thousands of protesters rallied outside the Knesset in Jerusalem on Monday, March 27, local media reported, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked of Israel’s defense minister amid continued turmoil over judicial reform plans.

Video by Times of Israel journalist Carrie Keller-Lynn shows people holding Israeli flags at a station in Jerusalem. She said protesters chanted “democracy” as they left the station.

On Monday, a general strike was announced. There were no departures from Ben-Gurion Airport, banks and stores were closed, and healthcare services were expected to be impacted, media reported. Credit: Carrie Keller-Lynn via Storyful

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