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Dozen Participants in Anti-Gov’t Protests in “Israel” Arrested
By Staff, Agencies
Nearly a dozen people were arrested during anti-government demonstrations in the “Israeli” entity, where a new coronavirus-related lockdown has been introduced, The Jerusalem Post newspaper reports.
Thousands of protesters headed to “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in al-Quds [Jerusalem] on Sunday. Some demonstrators started disturbing the peace and assaulting police officers, The Jerusalem Post said.
One driver raced toward a crowd of protesters in his car, hitting the breaks at the last moment.
The driver was arrested. A total of 11 protesters were detained by police on Sunday, according to the newspaper.
On Friday, a second coronavirus-related lockdown took effect in the entity, for a period of three weeks with a possibility of extension. An additional 1,000 police officers have been mobilized to enforce the lockdown, Israeli police spokesman Mikhail Zingerman.
Anti-government protests in the “Israeli” entity have been ongoing since July, with demonstrators calling for Netanyahu’s resignation amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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