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The thousands of police officers and border policemen who guarded the LGBT parade in Jerusalem last week received a 'blacklist' of dozens of people who could disrupt the parade and interfere with its conduct.

Most of the people on the list are right-wing activists or activists from the Lehava anti-assimilation organization, However, there were also several left-wing activists whom police feared would attempt to disrupt the Lehava protest held nearby.

For example, the list contains details of two activists who wanted to participate in the demonstration,led by right-wing activist Bentzi Gopshtein, but were detained by police. Also included on the list are family members of Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed marchers at the Jerusalem Pride Parade in 2005 and murdered a teenage girl at the 2015 parade.

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who represents many of the activists on the police 'blacklist,' told Arutz Sheva that "this is a black day for Israeli democracy. For years the police have been making obvious false claims in a campaign to silence [the right]. In recent years there have been clear attempts to prevent protests against the march. This list proves that we were right, and someone in the police has to provide an explanation for this."

פעילי להב"ה במצעד הלהט"ב