Police were called to the scene to handle the incident. The mayor said: “I stopped to talk to him and remind him of the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and he responded violently. We just finished the fast on Tisha B’Av calling for free love and unfortunately I encountered free hatred today.”
Posted on: 31.7.20 14:42
Mayor Rami Greenberg was attacked with eggs thrown at him and spitting, after remarking to a resident not wearing a mask. Every Friday, Greenberg tours the city, meeting with residents and locating hazards that require treatment. This morning, Friday, during the routine patrol, Greenberg spotted a resident walking around without a face mask, along with two large dogs as they were without barriers and vandalizing public ornamental flower beds for not moving in public space. Greenberg stopped his vehicle on the side of the road and remarked to a resident that he also walks around without a mask and also corrupts the flower beds with his dogs when they are without a barrier and endanger the public. The resident started cursing and spitting at the mayor. In light of the resident’s bullying behavior, police were called to the scene.
When the resident realized that the police on the way went up to his nearby house and started throwing eggs from the window towards the mayor. The police officers who arrived detained the resident for questioning.
Greenberg said: “We work tirelessly for public health and care for the city and keeping it clean, and to see a resident who is currently in a public space without a mask and also walks with his dogs without a barrier on a manicured non-traffic where we planted flowers and ornamental plants, it’s just infuriating and annoying. I stopped at the side of the road to talk to him and remind him of the Ministry of Health guidelines and he responded violently. We just finished the Tisha B’Av fast calling for free love and unfortunately I came across free hate today! I will continue to work for the public in the city, for the preservation of his health and quality of life, and no violence or brioche will deter us. “