Hundreds of Tel Aviv residents donned the now-symbolic yellow vest and blocked downtown streets as they protested against higher living costs, Friday. Residents are facing increases in the cost of water, taxes, electricity and food among other commodities.
Police monitored the protesters and detained several of them. The arrests were made over alleged public order violations and the alleged assault of police officers, according to local media reports.
The protesters were inspired by similarly attired yellow-vested demonstrators in France who have been rallying across the country in the last few weeks.
“The yellow vest, it’s a great symbol because it symbolises that there is a global network of citizens that use democracy in order to preserve their rights of living in a fair deal,” said one protester.