Observation: Police Upgrade Status of Judicial Reform Opponents to that of
Protesters who use wheelchairs?
Dr. Aaron Lerner, 11 February 2023
Until now, the Israel Police, at times citing PR considerations openly, have
granted exclusive permission to protesters who use wheelchairs to block
major roads in the country at any time of the day without facing
consequences. This special status for protesters who use wheelchairs
extended to include not only all major roads in the country, but also the
right to block access to Ben Gurion Airport.
Kan News reported tonight that the Israeli Police allowed opponents of the
Judicial Reform to block the southbound lanes of the Ayalon Highway for two
hours after protest leaders threatened to block the highway no matter what.
The road blocking took place on Saturday night.
It remains to be seen if the special road-blocking status of the Judicial
Reform Opponents is limited to off-peak hours, or if they have now been
elevated to the same status as protesters who use wheelchairs with the right
to block any major road in the country at any time without consequences.
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