Police detain protesters after thousands refuse to leave Jerusalem rally
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By TOI staff 9 August 2020, 5:58 pm TIMES OF ISRAEL – Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his official residence in Jerusalem on August 8, 2020.
Thousands of protesters are expected to attend anti-government rallies outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem, and his private home in Caesarea.
So-called Black Flag demonstrations are expected to be held on some 260 bridges and intersections across the country.
Recent weeks have seen near-daily demonstrations against Netanyahu due to his criminal indictment for corruption, and to protest his handling of the coronavirus and accompanying economic crisis.
Last Saturday’s protest, the largest anti-Netanyahu Jerusalem rally to date, saw some 10,000 people attend, police said.