Police detain six for blocking Ayalon Highway, setting a fire

Police say officers have detained five protesters for blocking the Ayalon Highway during tonight’s anti-overhaul rally, near the Yitzhak Navon Bridge.

Another man has been detained for setting a fire near the HaHalacha Interchange, police say.

Mounted officers and a water cannon are being used to disperse around 50 protesters who are currently blocking the highway.

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