(IsraelNN.com) David Rutstein, the activist who was arrested today after demonstrating next to MK Ofir Paz-Pines's "protest tent," was freed 20 minutes after being taken to the Talpiot police station.
Rutstein told Arutz 7 / Israel National News that he had been demonstrating right next to Pines-Paz's protest tent, opposite the prime minister's residence, with a sign that accused Pines of being an accomplice in Yitzchak Rabin's murder.
He said he was tackled by a police officer after he refused to enter the police car. He was told that he was being arrested for "insulting a public official." He was released after being given a distancing order which prohibits him from entering the area of the prime minister's residence for five days. However, Rutstein says – he was never charged with any offense.
Police spokesman Mickey Rosenberg said that Rutstein was arrested for cursing and swearing and later released.