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Asylum seekers held massive protest, declared labor strike

Thousands of asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea held a protest in Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv, during which they declared a nationwide general labor strike. Starting from Sunday, the asylum seekers will not go to work and will probably continue to strike throughout the week.

 

On Sunday morning a protest will be held in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. On Monday, community activists intend to contact the United Nation High Commission for Refugees and foreign embassies in Israel, asking them to demand of the Israeli government to take responsibility for the asylum seekers. (Omri Efraim)