JERUSALEM - Right-wing activists opposed to the Gaza pullout plan staged several simultaneous demonstrations and blocked roads in Jerusalem and central Tel Aviv Tuesday.
Protestors said they disrupted traffic in an attempt to encourage "non-violent civilian protest" against the disengagement plan. Traffic slowdowns were reported in the wake of the protests.
Meanwhile, several burning tires were thrown at a section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway, slowing down traffic. Police forces arrived at the scene and detained four protestors.
Protestors burn tires
Elsewhere, dozens of demonstrators staged a protest at the Aluf Sadeh and Geha junctions near Tel Aviv. The activists blocked the road for a short while before police called in reinforcements to disperse them.
Police arrested four men and two girls at the Geha junction, after they blocked the roads and ignored request to limit the protest to the sidewalks. The remaining protestors joined others on a nearby bridge and later burned tires on the road.
Fire fighters were called to the scene.
A similar protest was staged at the Petach Tikva junction, also near Tel Aviv.
Meanwhile, about 30 other demonstrators protested against the pullout in the town of Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv. The protestors carried torches and banners and blocked traffic on occasion.