Protester charged with spraying tear gas at cop
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Protester charged with spraying tear gas at cop

Tel Aviv man allegedly grabbed canister from policeman’s vest

Thousands of Israelis rally against soaring prices in Tel Aviv last summer (photo credit: Tali Mayer/Flash90)
Thousands of Israelis rally against soaring prices in Tel Aviv last summer (photo credit: Tali Mayer/Flash90)

Henrik Curtis, a resident of Tel Aviv who attacked a police officer, spraying him with tear gas during a social protest demonstration Saturday, was charged on Tuesday.

According to the indictment, Curtis stole a tear gas canister from a policeman’s vest, and sprayed it in his face. The detective received treatment from Magen David Adom crews and was taken to Ichilov Hospital.

Two other policemen and a civilian suffered exposure to tear gas and also required medical treatment.

The police requested that Curtis be remanded until the end of proceedings.

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