Zionist Union MK suspended from Knesset, opens 'office' in TLV

"They’re trying to prevent us from shouting against the corruption. I never let threats stop me."

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February 7, 2018 14:10
Zionist Union MK suspended from Knesset, opens 'office' in TLV

Zionist Union MK Stav Shaffir. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Zionist Union MK Stav Shaffir opened an “extra-parliamentary office” Wednesday in the middle of Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard, in front of Independence Hall, to protest her week-long suspension from the Knesset by its Ethics Committee for repeated name-calling.

Shaffir rose to fame before becoming a politician as one of the leaders of the 2011 social protests, which also took place in the middle of Rothschild Boulevard, as have weekly protests against corruption in recent months.

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“I was suspended from the Knesset because I called [Likud MK] Miki Zohar corrupt," she said. "They’re trying to prevent us from shouting against the corruption. I never let threats stop me, and I won’t let them stop you, so if they won’t let me fight for you from the plenum, I will turn on a bigger microphone on the street.”

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