The Belzer Rebbe, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, reportedly spoke out against the government after Simchat Torah, calling its members "evil dogs."
“Of late, evil dogs have worked to cut budgets for [haredi] organizations to cause yeshivas to collapse and to destroy Yiddishkheit. The first thing they did is to cut budgets for Torah organizations. The organizations feel this daily. We are enduring very difficult times,” Rokeach reportedly said.