The 34th week of the protest against Netanyahu: Tonight (Saturday), thousands went out across the country to demonstrate on bridges and intersections against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The “black flags” reported a number of cases of violence against demonstrators, one of the most serious in Kiryat Ono, when a young woman stopped her car in the middle of the intersection and threatened to shoot at protesters. “I filed a complaint with the police with the vehicle number,” said Avi Shmueli, the bridge’s leader. After a police investigation, it turned out that the gun was made of plastic.
“The police detained the driver of the vehicle as well as the suspect in the threats. These are residents of Givat Shmuel between the ages of 18 and 19 and a plastic gun was used which was used by the young woman,” the police said.Demonstrations against Netanyahu in Balfour continue despite closure (Photo: Reuters)
Police detained a 22-year-old Nahariya resident for questioning on suspicion of assaulting demonstrators at the Nahariya junction. The investigation shows that the suspect passed by with his vehicle and after a dispute between him and the demonstrators at the scene, the suspect threw a flag and a can of drink that hit him at one of the demonstrators and fled the scene.
The black flags said: “Increase in violence at intersections around the country, tonight: gun threats in Kiryat Ono, smashing a car window in Dvira, verbal violence in Herzliya, stone-throwing in Netanya, beatings in Rishon Lezion, where a street brawl broke out.”
Rosie Keidar, a protest leader in Rishon Lezion, said: “Suddenly, Bibi’s supporters came to our intersection (Rabin) and started tearing flags and beating two activists who demonstrated. A police car arrived and they filed a complaint. This is the first time there is physical violence at our intersection. We will not pass in silence. “
In Jerusalem, the traditional march from the String Bridge to Paris Square is taking place, where the main demonstration is being held near the Prime Minister’s Residence in Balfour. Police forces were deployed in the area of Paris Square and nearby streets and blocked traffic on Ben Maimon, Gaza, Paris Square, Agron, King George and Keren Hayesod streets. Additional nearby streets leading to these streets are also expected to be blocked.
Earlier, the black flags stated: “This is the 34th week that the black flag protesters went out to intersections, bridges, squares demanding the defendant – go! More than 5300 die because of the corona failure. Bankruptcy education system and education minister disconnected. Total loss of trust in the defendant-led government “It is driven solely by Netanyahu’s fear of the terror of the law. The citizens of Israel deserve leadership that is in the public interest.”
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