A first-hand account || How a Tel Aviv anti-migrant protest spiraled out of control
Haaretz writer Ilan Lior describes how he narrowly escaped an encounter with a violent mob during a protest against African migrants in south Tel Aviv's Hatikva neighborhood.
It started as a legitimate protest, and then it went out of control. The masses understood the message: the time for talking is over - it’s now time to act.
I have been a journalist for ten years. I’ve covered terror attacks, funerals, car accidents, and protests. I’ve seen fury, frustration, despair, and sadness in a variety of places and forms. But I’ve never seen such hatred as it was displayed...