But this Saturday night the situation seemed to spiral out of control. The catalyst? The Jerusalem Police District. Early in the evening, the police refused a request from the protesters to march from the Bridge of Strings at the entrance to Jerusalem to Balfour Street. While several hundred protesters took matters into their own hands and marched – that should not be allowed – the police reacted with extreme force.
One officer, Niso Guetta, was filmed walking over to a protester and simply slamming him to the ground. Guetta then went after another protester, hitting him directly in the face. He then dragged the protester on the street. How do we know this? Because it was all caught on camera.