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After Lifting of the Ban on Mass Protests, Protesters Converge on Balfour

Liza Cablayan Journalist at Israel Now
Published on October 18, 2020
After Lifting of the Ban on Mass Protests, Protesters Converge on Balfour
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem was bombarded Saturday night as mass protests started back up as the ban on travel to protests stopped Tuesday night.

Protesters were initially banned from traveling over 1,000 meters away from their houses to protest and were only allowed to protest with only 20 members. Protests have been prevalent around the country, as tens of thousands of protesters take part in protests on Balfour Street in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Holon.

Protesters flocked from all over the country, as the Black Flags Movement request for protesters to go back to the central protest site just outside Prime Minister’s Netanyahu’s residence. This was weeks after the political lockdown, and the limitations implemented on protests. The group enticed people to come and show the Prime Minister that it’s not over till you say it’s over.

Jerusalem was filled with protesters as they marched towards Paris Square to Agron Street with no coordination for the march with officials, according to the police. These protests were once met with police barricades, which always resulted in clashes between the police and the protesters.

Protesters gathered in Tel Aviv, thousands waving flags and signs, but they maintained a distance from one another and there were volunteers wearing yellow vests were keeping everyone in order.

Tzipi Livni, a former minister, spoke in front of the protesters, criticizing the current Prime Minister as the person who is destroying democracy in the country.