Cops clear protesters off highway, masses remain at interchange

Police have managed to clear all protesters off the Ayalon freeway after pushing them to the side of the road.

Even after leaving the freeway, activists are seen being pushed from the scene where hundreds, if not thousands, remain massed at the interchange, including on the Hashalom bridge, Kaplan junction and highway exit ramps. “Shame,” they chant repeatedly, over the sounds of horns, sirens and vuvuzelas.

The highway, which has been blocked for some four hours, remains a mess, littered with detritus from fires and makeshift barricades, which authorities begin to remove.

There is no immediate estimate on when the highway may reopen.

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