Police arrest 7 protesters blocking Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv

Israelis protest the government's judicial overhaul plans in Tel Aviv, on July 20, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Israelis protest the government's judicial overhaul plans in Tel Aviv, on July 20, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Tel Aviv police say they have arrested 7 protesters in Tel Aviv amid a clash with police on the Ayalon Highway.

According to police, six activists were arrested for disturbing public order, and an additional protester was detained for allegedly attacking police officers.

Protesters successfully blocked off the major Ayalon highway — a repeated target of anti-overhaul activists — with police bringing in water cannons and mounted police to disperse them. Some protesters have lit a fire on the northbound portion of the highway.

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