JERUSALEM – Thousands of African migrants in Israel are marching to the embassies of the United States and European countries to demand work rights and better treatment from the government.
The protesters in Monday's march in Tel Aviv say they seek asylum in Israel and demand the government end a crackdown that could result in their incarceration.
The migrants, some of whom are menial laborers in Israel, have been on a three-day strike. More than 10,000 migrants rallied on Sunday.
Tens of thousands of Africans have trekked through neighboring countries to reach Israel in recent years.
The influx sparked tensions with locals who blame them for rising crime and a change of the Jewish identity in some neighborhoods.
Many migrants fled oppression at home, hoping for a better life in Israel.