Authorities probe incident in which cop flung female protester over cement barrier

The Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department is looking into an incident in which a policeman was filmed throwing a female protester over a cement barrier during Monday’s mass anti-government protests in Tel Aviv.

The demonstrations, hours after the coalition passed its first judicial overhaul law, devolved into clashes between cops and protesters, with police accusing the activists of violence unseen in previous rallies while protesters have lodged the same complaint against law enforcement, alleging multiple incidents of police brutality.

The protester in the event in question was resisting leaving the Ayalon Highway and the cop flung her over the barrier with force, turning her upside down as he did so. She says she banged her head on the barrier.

The PIID is looking into several complaints about officers’ behavior during the rallies.

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