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Israel: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictions01:41

Israel: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictions

Israel, Jerusalem
January 27, 2021 at 01:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters and the police clashed in Jerusalem on Monday night, amid demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions.

Protesters decrying the government's pandemic measures were seen blocking roads, setting off firecrackers, and scuffling with police.

Protestors do not wish to conform to the current lockdown regulations which include social distancing, mask-wearing, and the prohibition of gatherings, leading to violent clashes with police who are trying to enforce the laws.

On Sunday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected 'all citizens' to adhere to the restrictions, including the ultra-Orthodox communities among which authorities have struggled to enforce restrictions.

The Israeli government extended the current lockdown until the end of the month in a bid to impede community spread of the virus.

Israel: Ultra-Orthodox protesters clash with police in Jerusalem over COVID restrictions01:41
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters and the police clashed in Jerusalem on Monday night, amid demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions.

Protesters decrying the government's pandemic measures were seen blocking roads, setting off firecrackers, and scuffling with police.

Protestors do not wish to conform to the current lockdown regulations which include social distancing, mask-wearing, and the prohibition of gatherings, leading to violent clashes with police who are trying to enforce the laws.

On Sunday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected 'all citizens' to adhere to the restrictions, including the ultra-Orthodox communities among which authorities have struggled to enforce restrictions.

The Israeli government extended the current lockdown until the end of the month in a bid to impede community spread of the virus.