Transportation Minister Katz was forced to leave Tel Aviv's tent city on Rothschild Boulevard Thursday, after tensions flared as displeased protesters shouted: "We demand answers" and "the people will not give up."
Katz attempted to talk to protesters about his transportation reform and other social issues, but some activists charged that he is unaware of the personal hardships that led to the social protest in the first place.
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When the minister embarked on a tour of the tent city, emotions heated up as several demonstrators approached Katz, shouting at him and demanding answers.
One protester chased the minister with a megaphone in hand, yelling: "Mr minister, I have yet to receive any answers. I asked you a question and I didn't get an answer."
Minister Katz visits'tent city (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
As Katz tried to advance towards Habima Square to talk with social protesters, some demonstrators shouted at him: "Where have you been up now?"
The minister's body guards, who were alarmed by protestors closing in on Katz, escorted him away from the site and back to his vehicle. After realizing he would be unable to hold a proper conversation with the protesters, the minister opted to invite some of them to his office for a meeting.
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