Most protesters in Jerusalem disperse; police say 6 arrested

Anti-Netanyahu protesters in Jerusalem begin to disperse at 11 p.m. from Paris Square, the main site for protests against the premier.

Streets around the area are reopened to traffic.

Some of the demonstrators march from King George Street in the direction of the capital’s Zion Square.

Police say the march went forward illegally and that officers arrested six suspects throughout the night for “attacks on civilians, police officers and behavior that may have disturbed the peace and public order.”

It wasn’t clear if the suspects mentioned were protesters, assailants or both. Earlier reports said police arrested two suspects for an attack against demonstrators in Hod Hasharon, and one for throwing eggs and demonstrators in Eilat.

One protester says he was attacked in Jerusalem toward the end of the night’s events.

Earlier reports said demonstrators were assaulted in Hod Hasharon, Ramat Gan and Eilat. A reporter for Army Radio says marchers in Tel Aviv had eggs thrown at them.

Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, October 31, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

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