Israeli police arrested 11 people early Sunday morning demonstrating in a restricted area of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem.
Security spokesman Micky Rosenfeld has stated that these types of protests take place in front of the President’s house on a weekly basis. According to The Times of Israel newspaper, the demonstrators are calling for Netanyahu to resign because of the corruption cases that have been launched against him.
In addition, they are calling for better management of the crisis caused by the coronavirus, amid fears that the economic situation will worsen. Hundreds of people affected by the new restrictions due to an outbreak in Israel have joined the protesters.
Authorities estimate that around 10,000 people took to the streets in Jerusalem this Sunday, although dozen again demonstrated in front of Netanyahu’s villa north of Tel Aviv city. There were also protests on some bridges and roads in the country.