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Dozens arrested amid chaotic anti-Netanyahu protests in Jerusalem (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Dozens arrested amid chaotic anti-Netanyahu protests in Jerusalem (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


1000’s of individuals have hit the streets of Jerusalem, as protests towards PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged corruption, in addition to mishandling of the coronavirus disaster, proceed throughout the nation.

As much as 10,000 individuals hit the streets of Jerusalem on Saturday, in accordance with some estimates, because the protests towards Netanyahu proceed for the ninth consecutive week. The activists gathered in entrance of Netanyahu’s official residence, and blocked a number of intersections throughout the town.

Because the demonstration escalated into sporadic scuffles between police and protesters, a minimum of 30 individuals have been detained, native media reported.

The protest introduced individuals collectively over a wide range of points, together with the long-standing corruption expenses towards Netanyahu, in addition to the 20+ p.c unemployment price and total state of Israeli economic system.

The federal government’s dealing with of the coronavirus disaster additionally confronted criticism, as this week Israel handed the 100 thousand circumstances mark, a comparatively important quantity for the 9 million nation.


© Reuters / Ronen Zvulun

Activists of the so-called Black Flag motion, that perceives Netanyahu as a ‘risk to Israel’s democracy’, have been noticed among the many protesters as properly.

A protester carrying a rubber masks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a jail go well with in Jerusalem August 22, 2020. REUTERS/


© Reuters / Ronen Zvulun

The brand new spherical of protests comes simply earlier than the August 25 deadline to go the state price range. The federal government has been in impasse over it for weeks already, and blowing the deadline may end in a brand new basic election – the fourth one in lower than two years.

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