Palestinians clash with PA officers in 3rd day of rallies over activist’s death

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Palestinians clash with PA officers in 3rd day of rallies over activist’s death
Palestinian Authority forces fire tear gas in Ramallah; demonstrations also held in Hebron, after activist Nizar Banat died following his arrest by Palestinian security services
By Aaron Boxerman
26 June 2021

Palestinians clashed with security forces in Ramallah on Saturday in the third day of protests following the death of a prominent critic of the Palestinian Authority, who died earlier this week in PA custody. Nizar Banat, known for his biting videos on social media, died on Thursday after being arrested by officers in the Palestinian security services. According to Banat’s family members, they witnessed him being viciously beaten for eight minutes straight before officers dragged him off. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Ramallah’s al-Manara Circle to demonstrate against Banat’s death and call for the end of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s 16-year reign. “The people want the fall of the regime,” protesters chanted, a hallmark of the revolutionary 2011 protests that swept the Arab world. “Get out, leave us be.”

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