Zionist Union MK Stav Shaffir.
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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.
“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.”