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,
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 mobilized 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.