Dozens of activists gather on Saturday on Likud MK’s Miri Regev doorstep, observe moment of silence in protest of her inciting and racist statements against African migrants and refugees. Some 25 of Regev’s and Likud supporters arrived on the scene, and responded to the silent protest by shouting abusive and more racist comments at the demonstrators.
A refugee from Ivory Coast drives his car after a mob smashed it’s windows following a protest against African refugees and asylum seekers in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood on May 23, 2012 (Photo: Activestills)
MKs Miri Regev, Danny Danon, Yariv Levin (Likud) and Michael Ben-Ari (National Unity) attended a racist demonstration against African migrants and refugees held in south Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood Wednesday. MK Regev, formerly the Israeli army spokeswoman, is a member of the Israeli parliament from the governmental and right-wing Likud Party, told protesters during the demonstration that African refugees in the country were “a cancer in the Nation’s body”. After Regev speech crowds of demonstrators attacked African residents, smashed store-fronts belonging to the migrant community and looted other commercial properties. Trash cans were set alight and a crowd attacked an African driving through the area, breaking his car’s windows.