3 arrested as police move protesters blocking road outside Likud HQ in Tel Aviv

Anti-government protesters gather outside Beit Jabotinsky in Tel Aviv on June 22, 2024. (Vardit Alon-Korpel/Israeli Pro-Democracy Protest Movement)
Anti-government protesters gather outside Beit Jabotinsky in Tel Aviv on June 22, 2024. (Vardit Alon-Korpel/Israeli Pro-Democracy Protest Movement)

Police officers have removed several anti-government protesters and arrested three following a temporary road blockage on King George Street in Tel Aviv.

The protesters briefly blocked the road opposite Beit Jabotinsky, the headquarters of the Likud party, shortly after the end of the weekly anti-government rally on Kaplan Street.

Police say that after a legal, coordinated protest ended, a handful of demonstrators stayed and blocked the road while burning tires and “endangering” passersby.

They say protesters were violent toward cops, adding that officers used riot control methods to disperse them and made the arrests.

Footage posted online showed mounted police riding into the crowds, shoving protesters aside with their horses. Several people appeared to be pushed around by police while other protesters stepped in to try and stop police from hurting those being pushed.

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