People were demanding the resignation of an indicted prime minister who is "destroying the dreams that the country was built on."

Thousands of demonstrators joined protests calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign near his official residence in Jerusalem and marched through the capital, while thousands more demonstrated at close to 300 locations across the country on Saturday night.

Israel Police foreign press spokesman Micky Rosenfeld put the number of demonstrators near Netanyahu's official residence on the capital's Balfour Street at "more than 10,000" and other reports said 13,000.

The Black Flag Movement claimed that around 60,000 people were present at the protests, calling the demonstrations "unprecedented" with tens of thousands of people demanding the resignation of an indicted prime minister who is "destroying the dreams that the country was built on." The movement said that there are thousands of unemployed people and an entire generation that has been harmed because "an indicted man is busy with his trial."

Interim police chief Moti Cohen said the protesters would be protected and no violence would take place, but clashes broke out between police and protesters late on Saturday night. 12 protesters were arrested for disturbing the public order, attacking police and operating a drone illegally.

Rosenfeld said, "hundreds of police officers are mobilized in the area to implement health, safety and security measures and prevent any incident from taking place."  Read more at JPost