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Protesters in Israel block roads, Haifa marine port on 'Day of Disruption'

Thousands of people are protesting against the government’s judicial overhaul plan, blocking highways, Haifa port and entrances to airport terminals.
 Israeli forces disperse a protest against the government's controversial judicial reform bill in Tel Aviv on March 9, 2023.  (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of protestors rallied on Thursday across Israel blocking major highway junctions, and Haifa marine port in what has been dubbed a “Day of Disruption” against the Benjamin Netanyahu government’s judicial overhaul plan.

The day started with marches by parents and their children. Marches started at schools, converging toward central meeting points around the country. Many work places are closed, with employees either striking or having received a day off to join the protest.

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