50 arrested during leftist protest in Jerusalem

Protesters near PM's residence set trash bins on fire and throw objects at police. 50 arrested.

Hezki Baruch ,

Leftist protesters in Jerusalem
Leftist protesters in Jerusalem
Hezki Baruch

At least 50 protesters were arrested on Tuesday evening during a demonstration near the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.

After 9:00 p.m., the demonstrators began to riot, confront the police, and tried to break through the fences in the direction of the Prime Minister's home.

Hundreds of protesters blocked the path of the Jerusalem Light Rail and threw stones and eggs at police.

Police forces acted using force to evacuate the rioters who caused damage to property and set fire to trash bins.

The police said that "Israel Police forces dispersed the rioters, and all traffic lanes have been reopened. 50 suspects were arrested or detained on suspicion of disturbing public order, causing damage to property and assaulting police officers and members of the media."

The organizers behind demonstration said, "The accused Prime Minister has no time to deal with the most severe economic crisis of our generation."

"Hundreds of thousands of self-employed are collapsing under the dysfunction of the Netanyahu government, a government that's busy from morning to evening with the trial of defendant Netanyahu," they claimed.

"If he still has any sense of responsibility towards the citizens of the State - he must resign and give the reins to those who have time for state affairs," they said.