Protests In Tel-Aviv Turn Violent

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Anti-government demonstrations in Tel-Aviv, Israel, against proposed judicial reforms have turned violent after protestors blocked a Tel-Aviv highway. Police mounted on horses responded using stun grenades and water cannons to try and disperse the crowd of thousands.  Eleven people were injured and 39 arrested during the national “day of disruption” according to The Times of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement on the protests saying, “We will not tolerate violence against police, blocking roads and blatant breaches of the country’s laws. The right to protest is not the right to anarchy.” Opposition leader Yair Lapid tweeted, “The protesters are patriots.  They are fighting for the values of freedom, justice and democracy.”