Central district police commander warns protesters not to block roads around airport

Commander Avi Biton attends a Rosh Hashanah event at the Israel Police's headquarters in Jerusalem on September 22, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Commander Avi Biton attends a Rosh Hashanah event at the Israel Police's headquarters in Jerusalem on September 22, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The commander of the Israel Police’s central district, Avi Biton, warns protesters against attempting to block roads to or within Ben Gurion Airport as part of planned demonstrations tomorrow against the government’s planned judicial overhaul.

Biton says such actions could interfere with emergency and security forces in case of an emergency.

“The Israel Police sees protest as a cornerstone of a democratic country and therefore allows all citizens to ensure their basic rights and demonstrate together,” he says in a statement from police, warning against a potential “disaster during an emergency.”

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