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Israeli protesters paint ‘red line’ leading to Supreme Court

Jerusalem woke up this Thursday (15) to a long red line painted by protesters along the roads leading to the Supreme Court of Israel, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a deal for the reform of the judiciary planned by his government.

Police said they had arrested five people who had disguised themselves as workers to hold the protest overnight.

Drone footage showed a small group of people in protective suits painting a wide red banner along nearly deserted lanes that run from a police and magistrate compound to the Supreme Court in central Jerusalem.

A slogan written in red on the lane in Hebrew, Arabic and English at the side of the road read: “Drawing the Line”.

The far-right government’s effort to limit the powers of the Supreme Court while increasing its own power in selecting judges has raised alarm in Israel and abroad about democratic checks and balances in the country, as protests have escalated for weeks. .

In what they called “a day of resistance”, protesters blocked roads around Tel Aviv’s commercial center and in other cities. In the port of Haifa, some demonstrators with flags on boats tried to block the berths.

“We are here to protest for our democracy, our country, because we feel that our country is under brutal attack by the government, by the Israeli government,” said choreographer Renana Raz in Tel Aviv.

Source: CNN Brasil

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