Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, May 18, 2023
Left-wing activists attempt to block arrivals to nationalist Flag March
A group of left-wing activists are attempting to block people from getting to the nationalist Flag March as it is about to set off in Jerusalem.
Carrying a banner reading “Free Jerusalem from Fascism,” around 100 activists are reportedly seeking to shut down the Tunnels Road that leads from the West Bank to Jerusalem.
“The Flag March is an event created to celebrate occupation and supremacy, and every year we are witness to them trying to ignite the region, attack and curse Palestinians,” the “Free Jerusalem” protest group says in a statement.
Now left wing activists block the road from the West Bank to Jerusalem to block settlers arriving to the flags march pic.twitter.com/ylxT4IUq1i
— Oren Ziv (@OrenZiv_) May 18, 2023