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22 Jul 2020 | 12:58 AM UTC

Israel: Police arrest demonstrators amid clashes after thousands gather in Jerusalem July 21 /update 2

Israel News Alert

Police arrest multiple demonstrators amid clashes after thousands gather in Jerusalem on July 21; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION Jerusalem

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Event

Local police have reportedly arrested at least six anti-government demonstrators in Jerusalem on Tuesday, July 21, with unconfirmed sources stating as many as 34 protesters have been detained after thousands gathered to demonstrate. Clashes have also been reported between security forces and protesters. Unconfirmed social media sources suggest that police fired smoke grenades at activists as they threw bottles and other projectiles towards them. Security forces closed off several roads in the vicinity.

Earlier on Tuesday, anti-government protests congregated outside Prime Minister (PM) Netanyahu's residence (Beit Aghion) and then marched to the Knesset building, rallying against the government's handling of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and calling for Netanyahu's resignation. Additional protests were reported on Balfour street with restaurant owners demonstrating against measures introduced by the government which limits activities in restaurants, in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19. A small counter-demonstration was also held nearby the PM's residence.

Further protests, associated disruption and a heightened security presence should be anticipated in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Israel are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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