Protest to be held in Bnei Brak against Haredi ‘pillaging of the public coffers’

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Anti-government demonstrators will gather in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak tonight to protest against what they are calling the “pillaging of the public coffers.”

The march will depart from the Ayalon mall in neighboring Ramat Gan at 9 p.m.

“We are marching on Bnei Brak to make it clear to the government that is destroying our home, and in particular to the ultra-Orthodox leadership, which is on one hand collaborating with the dictatorship and with the other hand is looting the coffers, that the donkeys are fed up,” the statement from organizers says.

While the demonstrators have so far focused on opposing the government’s planned judicial overhaul, they have now turned their attention to the huge allocations of money given to coalition parties as part of the latest budget.

The government has allocated some NIS 13.7 billion ($3.7 billion) worth of discretionary funds to meet coalition commitments, most of it to support ultra-Orthodox institutions and programs.

This is the second protest march to target Bnei Brak.


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