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For 1st time in months, police use water cannon on anti-Netanyahu protesters

January 31, 2021 | By Persecution Live | Filed in: Crime, Israel, Protests.

One person hospitalized after being hit in face by water jet; policeman injured during clash; two people arrested; protest group says cannon deployed without warning

Police fire a water cannon against protestors they say tried to break through checkpoint and injured an officer, January 30, 2021 (Screen grab/Twitter)

Police deployed a water cannon against protestors in Jerusalem on Saturday night, the first time the crowd-dispersal method has been used in a number of months at a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Protesters had gathered on Saturday in the capital and at bridges and intersections around the country for the 32nd week of demonstrations over Netanyahu’s indictment on graft charges and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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