Anti-Netanyahu protesters outside court call for PM to resign

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Outside the Jerusalem District Court, dozens of protesters sing bawdy chants and call for Netanyahu to be removed from office.

Anti-Netanyahu protestors outside the Jerusalem District Court, March 5, 2021. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)

The streets around the district court, in East Jerusalem, are filled with police officers, who have closed down the surrounding area to car and road traffic in anticipation of the prime minister’s arrival.

Despite the roadblocks, protesters in black and pink railing against Netanyahu, and supporters wearing symbols of his Likud party, have reached the area in dueling demonstrations.