In the video: In the shadow of the discussions at the President's House: Hundreds of demonstrators against Rotman at Tel Aviv University (documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law)
About 100 demonstrators protested Sunday at Tel Aviv University against Constitution Committee Chairman MK Simcha Rotman, who participated in a panel on the legal revolution he is promoting. The demonstrators initially surrounded the building Rothman was supposed to enter in an attempt to prevent him from entering, but he eventually entered accompanied by security guards.
During the panel, there were protests from the audience, who disrupted his remarks, while demonstrators clashed with security guards outside the hall. "There are people here who can't hear positions that aren't theirs. They think they are in favor of democracy and shut their mouths to everyone, who have no idea what democracy is. Don't you want to know what democracy is?" said Rothman.
He added, "I guess you don't know what democracy is, and neither do you, and neither do you," pointing to the protesters.
Rotman is rushed to a hall at Tel Aviv University, today (Photo: official website, according to section 27A of the Copyright Law)
The demonstrators also pasted stickers on Rothman's car, which read, among other things, "The government of looting," "Democracy or rebellion," and "Must resist dictatorship."
"We hear the coalition members saying unequivocally that the coup will pass. So we got to remind Rothman this morning - we won't let that happen! Shelve the coup, now," the student protest said.
Yesterday, for the 21st consecutive week, hundreds of thousands of people across the country demonstrated against the measures promoted by the government despite the dialogue at the president's residence. Opponents of the legal revolution were outraged by statements by senior coalition officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of their intentions to unilaterally advance changes in the judicial system even if the negotiations fail.
Netanyahu announced last week that "the legal reform will return," when asked about it after the Knesset approved the state budget. Opposition leader Yair Lapid and state camp chairman Benny Gantz threatened to blow up the talks at the president's residence, and Netanyahu was forced to clarify later that efforts to reach an agreement would continue.
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