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Israel: 9 arrested as anti-Netanyahu rallies continue despite gatherings ban amid COVID lockdown03:59

Israel: 9 arrested as anti-Netanyahu rallies continue despite gatherings ban amid COVID lockdown

Israel, Jerusalem
October 18, 2020 at 05:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Nine people were arrested and more were fined, as large crowds of protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, on Saturday, continuing to call for his resignation.

"I came to protest against corruption, and I protest on every occasion I can, as I think that Netanyahu has caused huge damage to the citizens and to your country," said one of the protesters.

"He thought that he will kill the protests just by sending people home," said one other protester. "It obviously just caused the exact opposite," she added.

A nation-wide lockdown intended to curb the coronavirus bans protesters from gathering, as Israeli residents must remain within one kilometre (0.62 miles) of from their place of residence. Restrictions on gatherings passed by the Israeli parliament on September 29 ban rallies of more than 20 people amid the COVID-19 lockdown which was re-imposed following a surge in infections in the country.

Israel: 9 arrested as anti-Netanyahu rallies continue despite gatherings ban amid COVID lockdown03:59
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Nine people were arrested and more were fined, as large crowds of protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, on Saturday, continuing to call for his resignation.

"I came to protest against corruption, and I protest on every occasion I can, as I think that Netanyahu has caused huge damage to the citizens and to your country," said one of the protesters.

"He thought that he will kill the protests just by sending people home," said one other protester. "It obviously just caused the exact opposite," she added.

A nation-wide lockdown intended to curb the coronavirus bans protesters from gathering, as Israeli residents must remain within one kilometre (0.62 miles) of from their place of residence. Restrictions on gatherings passed by the Israeli parliament on September 29 ban rallies of more than 20 people amid the COVID-19 lockdown which was re-imposed following a surge in infections in the country.

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