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Hundreds protest in Tel Aviv against new virus lockdown

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18.09.2020

Hundreds of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv late Thursday against a second nationwide lockdown to combat Israel’s surging coronavirus outbreak.

“The economy is in free-fall, people are losing their jobs, they’re depressed,” said Yael, one of between 300 and 400 demonstrators.

“And all this for what? For nothing!” said the 60-year-old, a former employee of an architectural firm who lost her job in the crisis.

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The lockdown is set to begin on Friday afternoon, ahead of the start of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, and continue for at least three weeks. Israel now has one of the highest daily infection rates per capita in the world.

There are no restrictions on demonstrations during the lockdown.

Demonstrators at the Tel Aviv protest carried signs that read, “To be a free people in our land,” a reference to the Hatikva national anthem, the Haaretz news site reported.

Anti-corruption “Black Flag” protesters also gathered at dozens of........

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