Violent clashes erupted on Friday evening between police officers and about 200 demonstrators who were protesting outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home in the coastal city of Caesarea.
The protesters arrived at the scene without prior notice, and were reportedly using megaphones, waving flags and making noise.
The officers confiscated some of the equipment from the protesters and attempted to disperse the demonstrators, who refused to leave.
The demonstrators claimed that the officers used violence against them and even broke the nose of one of them.
In the wake of the clashes, the road near Netanyahu's home has been blocked to traffic.
A total of 14 people were arrested, among them three at the scene of the protest, and 11 others who protested outside the police station in Hadera against the arrest of the first three detainees.
Among those detained was one of the leaders of the protest, Moshe Radman.
The organizers of the protest said, "The violence of the police and the Yasam (riot police unit dedicated to continuous security, riot and crowd control, and other special operations -ed.) at the demonstration in Caesarea tonight is suitable for dictatorial regimes. The attempt to violently suppress the protest will not succeed. If the regime coup goes through, police violence against those who protest against the government will be a matter of routine. There is only one way to stop it - to resist. We call on everyone to come to Kaplan [Street in Tel Aviv] tomorrow to demonstrate against the attempted dictatorial coup."
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