Thu 22 August 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Habima - habima, Tel Aviv,

Last summer the police were full of demonstrations and violence. Time to change!

Why does the DIP close 95% of police violence cases without indictment?
Why, in most cases, do not open an investigation at all?
Who will be the next victim of police violence?

On 22.8, a protest event comes and goes to the platform – against police violence. Against violent repression of demonstrations. Against the use – illegal – of means intended to disperse demonstrations.

As of 7:30 p.m., victims of violence will read testimony about their injuries and their loved ones.

The event will feature “Open Wounds,” which includes portraits of casualties from weapons to disperse demonstrations from Israel and the world, and will feature video footage with their testimonies. Among those photographed is Israeli photographer Haim Schwarzenberg, who sustained a direct hit by a grenade when he documented the demonstration of Ethiopian immigrants in Rabin Square in May 2015; Taysir Sanduka from Shafat, who was blinded by a bullet hit while he passed near the funeral parade of teenager Muhammad Abu-Hadir in July 2014; Father Pogin, a priest who blocked a police entrance into a church in Johannesburg; Nadia Tolokonikova of the Posey Riot Band attacked by police forces at a protest in Sochi; Malek Mustafa, an activist who protested as part of the Tahrir protest in Cairo.

Alongside the exhibition, there will also be a display of weapons and means to disperse demonstrations used by the Israeli police in civilian demonstrations.

The project was produced by the Association for Civil Rights in collaboration with INCLO (the international network of civil rights organizations)

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