Five arrested after leftist rally in Tel Aviv

Police arrest five participants in rally against sovereignty in Tel Aviv.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Leftist protest in Tel Aviv
Leftist protest in Tel Aviv
Israel Police

Five protesters were arrested on Saturday night during a protest against the application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

They will be brought to a police station for questioning. The arrests were carried out after many protesters got off the road and blocked traffic at the conclusion of the protest.

Speaking at protest rally, among others, were Mertz chairman Nitzan Horowitz, MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz), MK Merav Michaeli (Labor), MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) and Mohammed Barakeh, chairman of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee.

Participants were shown holding signs that read "No to annexation", "Stop annexation", "Stop apartheid" and "Against the Occupation".

Some protesters waved PLO flags and some held up the photo of Iyad al-Halak, a young man with special needs who was shot dead by police in eastern Jerusalem, alongside the caption "Palestinian lives matter."