Judicial reform protesters took to Highway 4 in Givat Shmuel on Monday and set up fences to block the road before handcuffing themselves to the blockade.
Activists also set up a display that spelled out "the country is burning" in flammable material which they subsequently set on fire.
The activists said in a statement: "Just before the criminal government collapses the pillars of free Israel, we went out to defend democracy with our bodies. This is the time to wake up everyone who understands the gravity of the situation but has not yet taken to the streets. This is the last moment to preserve a democratic and free Israel."
Police cleared the protestors from the highway shortly thereafter, the Israel Police Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement detailing the event.
"The Israel Police received a report a short time ago about a number of protesters trying to block traffic on Route 4 heading north near the Givat Shmuel interchange," the statement read. "Police arrived at the scene and cleared the protesters. One protester was arrested for disorderly conduct at the scene and was taken in for questioning."
Other protests taking place across Israel
Additionally, on Monday, protests took place across other parts of the country as well. Two women were arrested outside the residence of Likud Minister May Golan, the minister for the advancement of the status of women.
Another 20 people protested the judicial reforms outside a conference attended by National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir in Modi'in. The conference focused on the 2021 incident of prisoners escaping from Gilboa prison.
Planned protests this week
Protest organizations are continuing to prepare for expected demonstrations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. These demonstrations are expected to include marches in various locations, an announcement by reservists of their refusal to report for duty, demonstrations in sheltered housing complexes, and more.