Photos: 2012 Human Rights March in Tel Aviv

On Friday, December 7th, thousands hit the streets of Tel Aviv for the annual Human Rights March, put on by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). The march gathered more than 130 organizations that promote human rights, social change, equality, and democracy. The march marked International Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on December 10th, the day in which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

The event ended in Rabin Square with performances by several Israeli artists and a keynote speech by author and ACRI President Sami Michael.

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on December 7, 2012 in the annual Human Rights March. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills)
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on December 7, 2012 in the annual Human Rights March. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills)

 

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on December 7, 2012 in the annual human rights march. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills)
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on December 7, 2012 in the annual human rights march. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills)
African immigrants organized by Amnesty International demand their rights in the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv, December 7, 2012. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills)
African immigrants organized by Amnesty International demand their rights in the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv, December 7, 2012. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills)

 

Border police checking the ID card of a Palestinian during the human rights march.(photo: Shachaf Polakow/Activestills)
Border police checking the ID card of a Palestinian during the human rights march.
(photo: Shachaf Polakow/Activestills)

 

Israeli activists take part in a performance illustrating Palestinian detainees during the annual human rights march, Tel Aviv, Israel. (photo: Shachaf Polakow/Activestills)
Israeli activists take part in a performance illustrating Palestinian detainees during the annual human rights march, Tel Aviv, Israel. (photo: Shachaf Polakow/Activestills)

 

An Israeli activist at the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv holds a poster asking “Who Killed Mustafa Tamimi?” December 7, 2012. Tamimi was killed on December 9, 2011, when he was shot in the face with a tear gas canister at close range by Israeli soldiers. Also pictured on the poster is Lieutenant Colonel Shay Ben Yshai, the direct commander of the soldier who killed Tamimi. No one responsible for Tamimi’s death has been brought to justice to this day. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills)
An Israeli activist at the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv holds a poster asking “Who Killed Mustafa Tamimi?” December 7, 2012. Tamimi was killed on December 9, 2011, when he was shot in the face with a tear gas canister at close range by Israeli soldiers. Also pictured on the poster is Lieutenant Colonel Shay Ben Yshai, the direct commander of the soldier who killed Tamimi. No one responsible for Tamimi’s death has been brought to justice to this day. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills)

 

Writer Sami Michael speaks at a rally held in the end of the human rights march. Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on December 7, 2012 in the annual human rights march. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills)
Writer Sami Michael speaks at a rally held in the end of the human rights march. Thousands of people marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on December 7, 2012 in the annual human rights march. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills)

 

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in shorts and a T-shirt, watching over the annual Human Rights March, passing beneath his house in Gindi Tower, central Tel Aviv. (photo: Sebastian Wallerstein)
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in shorts and a T-shirt, watching over the annual Human Rights March, passing beneath his house in Gindi Tower, central Tel Aviv. (photo: Sebastian Wallerstein)