The weekly protest against the planned judicial reforms by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration, which detractors claim will undermine Israel’s democratic values, drew tens of thousands of Israelis on Saturday.
Waving flags and yelling anti-justice minister chants, the demonstrators marched in two places in Tel Aviv, a coastal city in central Israel.
At the Tel Aviv rally, a doctor held up a placard that said, “Doctors battling for the life of democracy.”
The demonstration is the fifth against the current administration, a combination of far-right nationalist and ultra-Orthodox parties that came to power in December.
By allowing parliament to overrule court rulings with a simple majority vote, the administration proposed to undermine the Supreme Court.
It also aims to lessen the independence of legal advisors and give parliament power over judge selection.
Numerous Israeli cities reported smaller demonstrations.