Close to 40 demonstrators detained, 4 held overnight

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:44 On Tuesday, November 18, spontaneous demonstrations were held in Jerusalem protesting the lack of security during the past few months – particularly the massacre which was carried out by terrorists earlier the same day in Har Nof (a neighborhood of Jerusalem). During the demonstrations close to 40 protesters were detained in the area of one of the entrances to the city, near the Jerusalem Bridge of Strings, and outside the nearby office of the Minister of Internal Security. The detainees were taken to the Lev HaBira Police Station. As of 20:41 on Tuesday, five demonstrators were detained at the entrance to the office of the Minister of Internal Security and Honenu attorney Hur Uriel Nizri was on his way to the Lev HaBira Police Station in order to provide the detainees with legal counsel. By 22:05 the number of detainees receiving legal counsel from Honenu had risen to 15. Nizri remained at the police station until the early hours of the following morning. Most of the detainees were released overnight on condition of a restraining order banning them from the area of the Jerusalem Bridge of Strings. Three detainees, one of them a minor, remained in remand and will be brought to a deliberation at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court. Honenu attorney David HaLevi is representing two of the detainees, against whom a plaintiff’s affidavit has been filed. At a demonstration at the entrance to Shechem, also protesting the lack of security, on the same night (Tuesday, November 18) a 26 year old resident of Yitzhar was detained. Honenu attorney Adi Kedar is representing the detainee, who was brought the following morning to the Petah Tikva Magistrate Court for a deliberation.

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