‘Stop killing women': Israeli cities grind to a halt as thousands demand end to domestic violence
Added 12-04-18 11:37:01am EST - “Highways and intersections across Israel came to a standstill on Tuesday as thousands of women blocked the streets, some lying in fake blood, to demand the government takes action to end the growing violence against women.” - Rt.com
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The strike began in Tel Aviv at 9.30AM, as women targeted a major interchange, causing hours worth of delays as they flooded onto the road to create traffic chaos in the busy city. As the day progressed, similar actions rolled out across the city’s highways and interchanges.
Major traffic disruptions in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem as thousands protest violence against women in #Israelhttps://t.co/QVIp07px6Mpic.twitter.com/ojtCbhQ2EX
The nationwide women’s strike was called following the brutal murder of two teenage girls killed in separate attacks last week. Their deaths bring the number of women murdered in domestic violence incidents in Israel to 24 in 2018.
In Jerusalem, graphic scenes of women lying across the road in fake blood welcomed commuters parked outside the entrance to the city, blocked from entering by the protesters.
Beside them lay teddy bears along with death notices of the women murdered in cases of domestic violence. Others held placards with “Stop killing women!”
מחאת הנשים .צומת עזריאלי עכשיו. pic.twitter.com/vh7ySbac2R— bareliko (@bareliko) December 4, 2018
In Pictures: Women protesting violence against women across Israel: Tens of thousands of women and men are expected to gather at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Tuesday evening as the day-long demonstration reaches its climax. https://t.co/dWKxSzwCfg JPost pic.twitter.com/OZWw7u6COf— Jewish Community (@JComm_NewsFeeds) December 4, 2018
Demonstration at HaBima Sq. in #TelAviv as part of nationwide protests against this "Emergency Situation" (#מצבחירום) and strikes to stop violence against women - 24 women have been killed in #Israel so far this year.— TPS - Israel's News Agency (@TPS_News_co_il) December 4, 2018
(Photo by Yehonatan Kellerman/TPS) pic.twitter.com/ACN7c5sgWB
Today WE BLOCKED TRAFFIC in Tel-Aviv and Haifa, and PROTESTED OUTSIDE THE CABINET MEETING in Jerusalem, demanding an end to the epidemic of violence against women. On Tuesday, we will have Israel's first ever WOMEN STRIKE. When we Stand Together and fight for change, we can win. pic.twitter.com/62Rp4R255P— עומדים ביחד نقف معًا (@omdimbeyachad) December 2, 2018
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