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In the absence of police forces on the ground, a series of cases of attacks by right-wing activists against protestors against the legal revolution led to the opening of civil organizations to protect the protestors. More than 500 people have already joined the "Citizens' Police" WhatsApp group. The organizers: a 20-year-old and a 14-year-old

Right-wing demonstrators set up an improvised checkpoint in Beit Shan (according to Article 27)

A series of cases of attacks on demonstrators against the legal revolution by right-wing activists on Tuesday (Monday) led to the opening of civil organizations to protect the protestors.

Through WhatsApp groups, the protesters raise various options to prevent the next case - from a buffer line between the parties, to bringing offensive measures to terrorize the other side.

Almost 500 members joined the "Citizens' Police" group within hours.

"Our goal is to create a determined group of society that can reach the points of friction in the demonstrations in order to be there and prevent violence," the description of the group reads.

The conversation, as expected, did not end there.

One of the members, for example, suggested forming teams of five that are available to jump immediately, "tequila team style".

The Tequila Team is the name of a special unit of the Shin Bet and the police. Yesterday, it arrested three young residents of Yavne after they posted a video on social media that indicated an intention to harm protesters in Jerusalem.

Behind the group are two - a 20-year-old and a 14-year-old, ninth grade student.

According to him, the trigger for its establishment was an attack he experienced on Monday.

So, while he was waving the Israeli flag, a driver pulled up next to him and pushed him.

"The idea is to create an additional layer of protection for the protesters. Many times in small settlements and kibbutzim a gray area is created - there are protesters and there are no security forces to protect them," Lavala said!

and emphasized that the goal is to avoid violence.

"We want to create a buffer between the protesters and the other side. It's similar to what the police do. I understand the discussion about means of access, but I asked several times to stop the statements about pepper spray, tactical gloves and similar things. We don't want to hurt or endanger the other side." .

Clashes between the protestors against the legal reform and right-wing people, this month (photo: Yanon Shalom Yathach)

In other and more exclusive groups, the discourse escalates.

The old debate between the camp that wants to return violence with its own violence and the one that wants to calm the flare-ups is alive and kicking in the internal talks.

In one of the groups, one of the demonstrators called on his friends to come next time with chains and fists.

Most of the other members rushed to get him back in the groove - just pepper spray, bare hands and basic self-defense.

"We don't want to be like the other side," they clarified.

"The correspondence does not express organization, but independent people," claimed AB, one of the prominent members of the group.

We are afraid of la familia," he explained. "We see that there is no law and justice in the State of Israel.

Giving a strong man, a man who incites an entire country, keys to a special company for national security is crazy.

These are militias.

It worries people who are fighters and know the system.

"The attacks on the demonstrators this week have led to the realization that we have no security in the police," he charged.

"Police officers sit and receive instructions from a man with dozens of bags. It's clear that this is not right. La Familia waits at the end of the demonstration, waits for the end, gives blows and receives backs."

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Right-wing demonstrators on Ben Zvi Street in Jerusalem, this week (Photo: Israel Police spokeswoman)

As AB says, the police failed to prepare and deal with the violence on Monday. In Jerusalem, right-wing activists beat and spat on media crews, chased and terrorized an Arab taxi driver at a gas station, and in the north prevented drivers from entering kibbutzim. In Tel Aviv, more than a hundred activists, some of them Bnei Yehuda fans , wandered for several hours in search of "leftists". Finally, they took advantage of the chaos in dispersing the protest and managed to attack demonstrators while a mace was activated and stun grenades were thrown at them.

The failure appeared despite a lot of early information, including that collected by "FakeReporter" and "The Democratic Bloc".

They located messages in Telegram groups such as "When is the demonstration? He is coming to rape them", and "Armed anarchists, break their legs" and "Leftists need to finish".

In real time, the police mainly tried to keep the parties apart.

A right-wing protester with a sign "Treacherous Leftists" in Bnei Brak, this month (Photo: Reuven Castro)

The police stated that "We view violence of any kind with seriousness and accordingly, any complaint received by the police that raises suspicions of committing a criminal offense is thoroughly examined and treated. The police prepared for protests and will prepare as much as necessary, with the aim of allowing freedom of expression and protest to every person regardless of their opinions. As part of the preparation, forces operated Many police to buffer between the various demonstrations and separate audiences. The police operated in many centers of protests and disturbances and stopped many attempts to harm demonstrators or journalists and friction between them."

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