‘The mounted police went crazy,’ charges demonstrator on Tel Aviv’s Kaplan Street

Simona Weinglass is an investigative reporter at The Times of Israel.

Police fire water cannons to disperse a protest against the judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv, on July 11, 2023. (Jack Guez/AFP)
Police fire water cannons to disperse a protest against the judicial overhaul in Tel Aviv, on July 11, 2023. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Protesters on Tel Aviv’s Kaplan Street recount the arrests and use of water cannons early today against anti-government protesters.

“The horse-mounted police went crazy,”  Tal, a 45-year-old woman who works in business development, tells The Times of Israel. “The rights of people are being violated — the right of movement and right to protest.”

A group of policemen standing in a shady spot swap intelligence.

“I heard some of them talking about going north, “ one says. Another police officer offers cold water to passing demonstrators.

Access to the Ayalon Highway, which protesters have frequently blocked during demonstrations against the judicial overhaul, has been closed off at the Azrieli intersection.

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