WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Thousands of protesters gathered anew in al-Quds to demand the resignation of Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite measures by the occupying regime to tighten its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases.
Long processions of cars carrying people from throughout the occupied territories caused traffic jams in the city, with hundreds of small protests held at bridges and junctions all across the territory.
According to reports, protesters also gathered in Tel Aviv and Caesarea – as well as online – and organizers were quoted as saying that around 16,000 joined the demonstrations in person.
The ‘Black Flag’ movement, one of the protest groups, said they were demonstrating at 315 junctions, and in over 100 neighborhoods, estimating "tens of thousands” had joined the rallies.
"This is the largest number of protesters since the bridge and intersection protests began 14 weeks ago,” it said.
The Zionist regime began a second lockdown on September 18 in a bid to bring down the world’s highest coronavirus infection rate per capita.
Netanyahu and his allies also attempted to curb the protests as part of the strict lockdown, but the regime’s parliament (Knesset) failed to pass the amendment to the coronavirus law that targeted protests specifically.
The controversial legislation would have limited protests to within a kilometer of an individual’s home, and in groups of no more than 20 people.
Protesters on Saturday said the regime’s attempt to block them was one motivation for them to come out on the streets.
Netanyahu is on trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. He denies wrongdoing.