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(en) Palestine-Israel, Budrus, Media, Anti-fence protest detained - another take on today's demo

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Date Tue, 7 Dec 2004 20:45:41 +0100 (CET)


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Border Police units on Tuesday detained 41 activists at an anti-security
fence protest in Budrus, west of Ramallah on the West Bank. The protesters
were held for violating the closed military zone orders for the area.
Military sources confirmed that the members of two Israeli
left-wing organizations - 'Anarchists Against the Wall' and
'Taayush' - had obtained a permission for the demonstration*.
The IDF had agreed for the event to take place exclusively
inside of Budrus on the condition that the demonstrators did
not approach the fence. When activists began to approach the
barrier, the army declared the area a closed military zone.

Yonatan Pollak, a member of Anarchist against the Wall told
The Jerusalem Post that the activists insisted on staying within
the closed military zone in order to defend their rights to
freedom of expression.

Of the 150 activists involved, 41 were detained** by Border Police
Units who alerted Judea and Samaria police to the situation.
When police arrived on the scene they immediately released the
activists that cooperated with their request to vacate the area.
Four Israelis resisted orders and were subsequently arrested on
charges of attacking police officers and a security fence
construction worker.
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* The anarchists do not ask permission for demonstrations.
** The arrested were only of the Israelis as by their presence
they force the army to refrain from too harsh repression of the
palestinians.


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