Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rips into protesters opposed to his government’s efforts to overhaul the judicial system.
“In the name of freedom of expression, they’re hitting people and expelling ministers,” Netanyahu says at the Knesset.
“Is it legal to take a public representative, and chase him, threaten him, and restrict his freedom of movement in a public space? This is very serious,” Netanyahu says.
He makes the comments a day after anti-government protesters hassled Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman at an event in Tel Aviv, forcing Rothman to leave.
Today, lawmakers from Netanyahu’s Likud party requested extra security to deal with protesters, saying the demonstrators were blocking them from attending events.