Protesters calling for return of hostages march in Jerusalem

Police block protesters calling for a hostage deal, in Jerusalem on May 4, 2024. (Charlie Summers/Times of Israel)
Police block protesters calling for a hostage deal, in Jerusalem on May 4, 2024. (Charlie Summers/Times of Israel)

Hundreds of protesters calling for a hostage deal have broken off from a march intended to go to Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park, with police trying to contain the demonstration.

“Netanyahu is responsible for the lives of the hostages,” the marchers chant as a dozen police officers block the march from continuing past the YMCA building.

Police are filming those at the front of the march, which the demonstrators take issue with, pointing their phones at the officers in response.

The march gone awry began at Paris Square, where a number of hostage family members gave speeches as they do weekly in Jerusalem.

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