‘Where were you in Huwara?’: Anti-gov’t protesters clash with cops at evening demonstrations
Thousands of Israelis have gathered for evening protests across the country, capping a day of near-around-the-clock demonstrations against the government’s judicial overhaul plan.
The two main evening protests are held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
In Tel Aviv, where hundreds surrounded a hair salon where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was being tended to inside, the protesters proceeded to block several main roads.
In the Jerusalem neighborhood of Rehavia, hundreds of protesters marching toward the Prime Minister’s Residence were blocked by police as they sought to block the road. The showdown lead to minor scuffles with the cops.
Dozens are heard shouting, “Where were you in Huwara,” at officers, criticizing their failure to prevent the deadly settler rampage in the Palestinian town earlier this week while coming down much harder on anti-government protesters.
Hundreds of Israelis are also protesting in several northern towns as well. In Zichron Ya’akov, police used a water cannon to disperse protesters, and said that officers arrested eight suspects who refused to clear the streets.