Right wing protesters lock up government buildings

Sunday, June 05, 2005 | 
Israeli protesters sealed shut 150 public offices, as they stepped up a civil disobedience campaign against the government's plan to pull out of the Gaza Strip this summer. The protesters used super glue and chains to seal the locks of post offices, courts and other buildings at the beginning of the work week. “We don't want the government’s policies to completely override the people's right to protest,” said settlement activist Yisrael Meidad. Police say five 16-year-old suspects were arrested. The Gaza pullout is due to begin in mid-August, and activists say protests will escalate as the target date approaches.

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