Knesset to vote on protest restrictions tomorrow

The government’s new restrictions on protests, a controversial part of its efforts to rein in the country’s runaway coronavirus infection rate, will be brought for a vote in the Knesset Constitution Committee tomorrow at 11 a.m., Channel 12 says.

The restrictions extend the one-kilometer travel limit from one’s home to political protests. Protesters will no longer be able to travel to mass rallies but must hold protests near their homes.

If lawmakers approve the measure, it will go into effect 24 hours later, and is expected to dramatically shrink the planned weekend protests outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem.

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