Thousands of protesters headed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on Sunday. Some demonstrators started disturbing the peace and assaulting police officers, The Jerusalem Post said.
The anti-Netanyahu convoy departs Jerusalem pic.twitter.com/KquTUlFY3T— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) September 20, 2020
כיכר פריז עכשיו. הרוב עם מסכות. ריחוק חברתי - פחות. pic.twitter.com/8H7leH7rmd— Suleiman Maswadeh סולימאן מסוודה (@SuleimanMas1) September 20, 2020
One driver raced toward a crowd of protesters in his car, hitting the breaks at the last moment.
A car was driven at speed towards protesters demonstrating against #Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin #Netanyahu in #Jerusalem on Sunday.— Ruptly (@Ruptly) September 20, 2020
Footage shows the driver braking abruptly in front of the rally, before being arrested. A police investigation is now reportedly underway. pic.twitter.com/RPWeN6uRVb
The driver was arrested. A total of 11 protesters were detained by police on Sunday, according to the newspaper.
On Friday, a second coronavirus-related lockdown took effect in Israel, for a period of three weeks with a possibility of extension. An additional 1,000 police officers have been mobilised to enforce the lockdown, Israeli police spokesman Mikhail Zingerman told Sputnik.
Anti-government protests in Israel have been ongoing since July, with demonstrators calling for Netanyahu’s resignation amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.