At the least 12 individuals have been arrested and a pair of law enforcement officials injured in sporadic clashes in Jerusalem throughout a weekly anti-government protest over PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged corruption and botched Covid-19 pandemic response.
Hundreds have hit the streets of Jerusalem on Saturday night time, because the protests in opposition to Netanyahu proceed for the 11th consecutive weekend, though failing to succeed in final week’s file numbers.
As one group gathered in entrance of Netanyahu’s official residence, one other crowd marched by town to affix them. A couple of dozen individuals had been arrested for making an attempt to cross barricades, veering off-path, ignoring police orders and “combating with cops.”
Police have arrested 12 individuals up to now tonight within the Balfour protests in #Jerusalem, together with artist and activist Zeev Engelmayer, dressed as Shoshke (a unadorned lady.) His character is well-known however police say his outfit “might represent sexual harassment of the general public." https://t.co/IiXKo29nSF
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) September 5, 2020
A type of detained was a efficiency artist Zeev Engelmayer, who confirmed up “dressed as a unadorned lady, in a manner that would represent sexual harassment of the general public,” in line with police.
The weekly protests convey Israelis collectively over a wide range of points, together with the long-standing corruption fees in opposition to Netanyahu, in addition to the unemployment fee and total state of Israeli financial system. The federal government’s dealing with of the coronavirus disaster additionally confronted criticism, because the dying toll in Israel handed 1,000 this week, with almost 30,000 confirmed lively circumstances.
The anti-Netanyahu protests in Jerusalem have gotten more and more weird ? https://t.co/6fCVtXLwqx
— Sergei (Sagy) Migdal (@migdalser) September 5, 2020
Netanyahu has repeatedly dismissed the protesters as “leftists” and “anarchists”, blaming the media for inciting violence.
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