Israeli-Russian demonstrators burn their passports at protest

Protests against the Russian invasion of Ukraine were held in Israel in front of the Russian embassy and consulate on Thursday.

 Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022.
(photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

Four demonstrators in Tel Aviv were arrested in protest of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for spray painting the walls with graffiti on the Russian embassy on Thursday.

Some protesters were reportedly burning their own Russian passports, which can be seen below:

 Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV) Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
 Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV) Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

This comes after hundreds of demonstrators, most of them of Ukrainian descent, protested in front of the Russian embassy.

Demonstrators are shouting insults at Putin and holding Ukrainian flags. "Putin is a murderer, he is violent and dangerous," were among chants.

 Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV) Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
 Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV) Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
 Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV) Ukrainian Israelis demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv February 24, 2022. (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

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Demonstrations also took place at Zion Square in Jerusalem.

Israelis protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Zion Square February 24, 2022. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)Israelis protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Zion Square February 24, 2022. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
 
Israelis protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Zion Square February 24, 2022 (Credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

Additionally, about 400 people have protested in front of the Russian consulate in Haifa the same day, according to Army Radio.

Overseas, protests took place in Russia on the same day, with police reportedly arresting over 1,000 people. These protests reportedly took place across 40 different Russian cities.

Protests also occurred in several major US cities, including a demonstration outside the Russian embassy in Washington.