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  7/30/2011, Tammuz 28, 5771

Tel Aviv Protesters List Demands


Following a massive rally Saturday night in Tel Aviv against the high cost of living, organizers of the protest gave a list of demands. One organizer told the crowd, "We are not just asking to change the government, we want to change the rules of the game."

Addressing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's land reform plan, the protest organizers said, "We're talking about our home, they're talking about real estate."

The demands included that the government work to maintain control over prices of basic goods, to ensure that free public education is available from age 0, both in the periphery and in the center. They also demanded better salaries and benefits for social workers, police, firefighters and other public servants.