Using water cannons, police clear northern highway blocked by protesters; 7 detained

Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to overhaul the Israel's judicial system, at the Karkur Junction, March 18, 2023. (Israel Police)
Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to overhaul the Israel's judicial system, at the Karkur Junction, March 18, 2023. (Israel Police)

Police say they have detained seven protesters for disorderly conduct at the Karkur Junction in northern Israel.

Earlier, hundreds of protesters demonstrating against the government’s judicial overhaul plans blocked the Route 65 highway at the junction.

Police deployed water cannons to disperse the crowd.

The highway has now been reopened, police say.

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