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'Day of paralysis' in Israel, as Knesset adopts anti-impeachment law

Organizers of the anti-judicial overhaul plan are expecting half a million demonstrators today across Israel, rallying, blocking roads and marching through cities.
Israeli police confront protesters during ongoing demonstrations in Tel Aviv on March 23, 2023, against controversial legal reforms being touted by the country's hard-right government. - Israel's ruling coalition presented an amended version of a key element in its contentious judicial overhaul, in hopes of allaying concerns at home and abroad for Israeli democracy. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Protesters across Israel have been blocking roads and rallying outside homes of Cabinet ministers since early Thursday, in what organizers of the anti-judicial overhaul movement have declared “a day of paralysis.”

The demonstrations are taking place as the government accelerates the process  to adopt the controversial judicial overhaul package before the end of the current Knesset session on April 2. The bills would see Israel's court system undermined in favor of the political elite. 

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