Israelis protest against PM as coronavirus infections spike
Protesters held banners reading “Revolution”and “Get out of here” and held blue and white Israeli flags. A sign aimed at the prime minister was projected on a building reading in Hebrew: “Enough with you.”
Smaller crowds gathered on bridges and intersections across the country also calling for Netanyahu to step down.
The government moved quickly to contain the coronavirus last spring, but bungled the reopening of the economy and now finds itself dealing with a stronger outbreak. The death toll has surpassed 1,000 people, and the country is considering a new lockdown to stop the rapid spike in daily infections. Israel currently has over 26,000 active COVID-19 patients.
Although the demonstrations have largely been peaceful in recent weeks, protesters scuffled with police in several locations. At least 13 arrests were made, including a man that police said “was dressed up as a woman in a provocative way.” Police also said two officers were lightly injured when a crowd burst through a police blockade.
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[Source: Washington Post]