Anti-vax activist detained after breaking order to stay away from official’s home

Prominent anti-vaccine activist Sadi Ben Shitrit has been detained by polic for questioning after he refused to comply with a restraining order against him approaching the home of a top public health official.

Police on Tuesday ordered Ben Shitrit to stay at least 400 meters from the home of Dr. Sharon Alroy-Pries, the Health Ministry’s top public health official, after he was filmed haranguing her and others via a megaphone on a sidewalk outside her home.

Despite the order, Ben Shitrit returned to Alroy-Pries’s home Wednesday, leading police to haul him in, Walla news reports.

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