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A Brutal Denial of the Right to Protest in Israel

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In the four days since police guidelines regarding the allowed location and timing of protests in Petah Tikva went into effect – guidelines that include a limit on the number of participants, on the days and timing of demonstrations and on the use of public address systems – almost 30 demonstrators were arrested or detained after coming to protest what they see as an infringement on democracy.

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On Friday, 15 activists were arrested and three others detained, including six in the neighborhood where Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit lives. Five activists, including one of the protest’s leaders, were arrested in front of the police station where the other detainees had been brought.

The arrests were documented and disseminated on social media. The violent removal of........

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