Because of some anti-Netanyahu protesters arriving the police have closed off roads to the government quarter and interacted traffic in Jerusalem.
They have a massive deployment, I’ve rarely seen so many roads closed all around the government quarter and Rehavia
They put a truck across the road near the Monastery of the cross and here they have blocked these roads...not even residents can get through...not to many rights if you’re a Jerusalemite...
There also seem to be thousands of people converging on the city center
A lot of traffic and some of them seem to have protest flags

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