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  7/25/2009, Av 4, 5769

Hundreds Protest Against Biometric Database


Hundreds of Israelis protested Saturday night in Tel Aviv against the establishment of the biometric database the Knesset is considering implementing. Protesters carried signs that said that Israelis would become part of a "blacklist" when their information is included in the database. Other signs said that "the small citizens fight Big Brother" in protest against the database, and that MK Meir Sheetrit, the main proponent of the bill, was establishing "an Israeli secret police."

The Knesset is expected to vote on the bill on its second and third reading this week.