Guillotine display stuns Israels “tent city”
A guillotine, the symbol of the French Revolution, has been placed Wednesday in the center of Tel Aviv’s “tent city,” turning into one of the biggest attractions in this ongoing social protest.
The surprising display arrived in Rothschild Boulevard following another long night of protests across the country, this time focusing on contractor conditions. Demonstrators in five different cities participated in rallies Wednesday night against working conditions, wearing white masks and chanting: “Contractor companies are organized crime.”
n Beersheba protesters organized a ‘bathing suit march’ to exemplify how the social protest “has taken off.” In Bat Yam hundreds of residents marched to protest against the high costs of living and housing shortage, clashing with the police’s Special Patrol Unit.
Holon protesters intensified the upheaval by burning tires and furniture, demonstrating against the city council’s attempt to vacate the premises. Meanwhile, haredi and secular protestors rallied side by side in Jerusalem against the shaky public transportation in the city.
“I think the message is that eventually nothing can be solved without dialogue. I am here as a government minister and member of the socioeconomic cabinet, which is supposed to stand guard,” Katz said.
Referring to his transportation reform program, dubbed ‘Israel’s Throughways’, Katz noted that its goal was to expand the national rail system so that residents of the Galilee, Negev and Jerusalem could reach the center with greater ease.
“In several years’ time, Israel will be a different nation, more connected and more equal. The equality in infrastructure across the country will provide equal opportunity to anyone who wants to live here and work there, while establishing factories everywhere,” he added.
now we are talking..when they bring out the guillotine you know it wont be the peasants losing their heads..we hope!..note the unrest in israel..interesting..
~ by seeker401 on January 11, 2012.