Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On on Saturday slammed the Israel Police's treatment of social justice protesters on Friday night.

Social justice movement leader Daphne Leef and ten other people were arrested by police on Friday while trying to prevent them from removing tents that she and other protesters had set up in Tel Aviv, in echoes of last summer's mass protests.

Leef said Saturday that doctors had put her arm in a cast, due to bruises she suffered from clashes with the police the night before.

"The Israel Police is behaving as it would in a police state, rather than a democratic state," she said. "It has become a political repressive instrument of the government, against all groups that protest against it."

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