Marching across the city, the protesters carried signs presenting the images of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, and were calling out "The people demand social justice" and "Bibi and Steinitz go home."
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In light of great focus on foreign affairs, protesters were crying out for a change in political priorities and put social and welfare issue first. "I think the problem is not the politicians, but rather the system as a whole," said Amir, one of the protesters. "Replacing the people in the government won't help the citizens."
Shosh, another protester, expressed hopelessness: "What has changed? We sat in Rothschild (Boulevard), a man set himself on fire, and still politicians don't care about the people."
But Leef remained optimistic. "Our message is that even if you're not a part of the political system, you can make a difference with the force of social protest," she said.
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