Protest: "Put the policemen on trial!"
Honenu is representing those who are insisting on the investigation of the death of Ahuvia Sandak, z”l, who was tragically killed in a police car chase on Tevet 6 5781/ December 21, 2020, and defending the many who are being detained while demonstrating for change in police behavior. The car Ahuvia was in with four other boys overturned when the police car collided with it from behind. Please click here for a list of posts connected to the case.
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 23:33 A demonstration calling for Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to finalize a decision to put the policemen involved with Ahuvia Sandak’s death on trial took place on Saturday night, after Shabbat, at the String Bridge in Jerusalem. By shortly after 22:00, 500 demonstrators had gathered at the intersection and the entrance to Jerusalem had been blocked for approximately one hour. Police sprayed protesters with a water cannon and then brought a second water cannon. Both water cannons were used with "the skunk", a non-lethal, foul-smelling liquid used as a means of crowd control during protests (see video below). Knesset Members Simha Rotman and Itamar Ben-Gvir joined the demonstration.
Amit Segal, a political commentator, tweeted in real time (translation by Honenu): There is no protest in Israel more justified than that taking place currently at the entrance to Jerusalem, calling for investigation into the death of Ahuvia Sandak. An Israeli youth was killed during a police [car] chase? A senior member of the Police Investigation Unit warned about disruption of the investigation by the police, but nothing happened. Who will investigate the investigators who caused the death of a youth?
Clashes between policemen and demonstrators, one of whom was injured and evacuated by an MDA (EMS) team, were reported. Honenu Attorneys Nati Rom and Moshe Poleski assisted over 20 detainees at the police station.
The "skunk"; Video credit: Free use