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14 Dec 2018 | 10:23 PM UTC

Israel: “Yellow vest” demonstration held in Tel Aviv on December 14

Israel News Alert

“Yellow vest” demonstration held in Tel Aviv on December 14; further associated protests possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tel_Aviv). COUNTRY/REGION Tel Aviv

Event

A "yellow vest" demonstration was held in Tel Aviv on Friday, December 14. According to local sources, demonstrators blocked several intersections in the downtown area of the city to protest an increase in the cost of living. Demonstrators reportedly clashed with security forces, leading police officers to arrest at least ten people. Further associated demonstrations are possible in Tel Aviv and other urban areas in the coming days and weeks, A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of any protest.

Context

The "yellow vest" movement launched protests in France on November 17 against rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax. 

Advice

Individuals in Israel are advised to follow all instructions issued by local authorities and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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