Israelis return to streets to protest prices

AP , Sunday 30 Oct 2011

More than 30,000 Israelis march in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem on Saturday night to protest high housing costs, police sources say

Israeli police say tens of thousands of people marched in Tel Aviv to express anger over the high cost of living.

A wave of social protests swept the country this summer as Israelis held mass demonstrations to protest a wide range of social issues, especially high housing costs.

About half a million Israelis demonstrated two months ago, but the movement has died down somewhat and protest encampments have been removed from major cities.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said more than 30,000 Israelis marched in Tel Aviv Saturday night and thousands of others protested in Jerusalem. Another protest planned for the southern city of Beersheba was cancelled when Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel.

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