Covers of newspapers in Israel turned black on Tuesday morning expressing their protest against the Knesset passing, Monday evening, the controversial “reasonableness” law.

Major Israeli newspapers, wrote short at the bottom of the black front page, “A black day for democracy in Israel”.

On Monday, a legal amendment to cancel the pretext of “unreasonableness” was approved with the support of 64 Knesset members, without any dissenting vote, in light of the opposition factions boycotting the voting session after closing the door to mediation efforts.

Meanwhile, protests against the weakening of the judiciary gradually intensified, following the ratification of the law.

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem witnessed violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

More than 170,000 people demonstrated, and the police arrested no less than 54 protestors since the morning hours, according to press reports.

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