Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, May 18, 2023
Watch: Marchers begin arriving at Old City as Flag March kicks off under heavy security
Marchers begin arriving in the Old City of Jerusalem as the Flag March officially begins, with the route set to go through the Muslim Quarter.
Most of the participants are religious teens, many bused in from yeshivas and seminaries to take part in the event.
The first groups of Jerusalem Day marchers arriving at Damascus Gate. This group is from a premilitary academy in the West Bank settlement of Beit El… pic.twitter.com/OXzS9IxAyp
— Jeremy Sharon (@jeremysharon) May 18, 2023
Scuffles and arrests were reported even before the event began.