Police blast water cannon at peaceful protesters outside Knesset

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Police blast a water cannon at protesters demonstrating peaceably in front of the Knesset.

The water cannon sprays numerous protesters standing behind a high metal mesh barrier facing the Knesset building, sending some fleeing for cover while others sit down in defiance of the police.

“Shame on you, this is the most polite protest ever,” cries out one protester.

Thousands of demonstrators continue to sing, chant and protest, denouncing the government in general and Justice Minister Yariv Levin in particular.

After one demonstrator is frog-marched back behind the demonstration barricades, cries of “shame” and “Ben Gvir’s police” are hurled at the police.

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