Police arrest anti-Netanyahu protesters

The suspects attacked police officers and journalists, the spokesman said.

Protesters carried torches, blew horns, set bins on fire and tried to break down police barricades, videos released by police and media showed. Police used water cannons on the demonstrators.

The protest was held outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem and thousands of demonstrators demanded that the prime minister step down.

The protest came a day after police removed sit-in tents used by anti-corruption demonstrators who regularly protest outside the residence, objecting to Netanyahu’s continued leadership as he stands trial on charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.

Various other protests took place in the country on Tuesday, with ultra-Orthodox demonstrators protesting against lockdowns in their neighbourhoods and activists trying to revive a social justice movement in Tel Aviv that swept the country nine years ago.

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