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Haredi protestors hurt 3 policemen

Some 150 ultra-Orthodox protestors demonstrate in Mea Shearim against Shabbat desecration; officers pelted with stones

Three police officers were lightly injured Saturday during an ultra-Orthodox protest against Shabbat desecration in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood.


One of the officers required medical treatment, delivered by a Magen David Adom ambulance.


Some 150 haredim hurled stones and glass bottles at officers in the city's Shivtey Yisrael street Saturday evening. Police said that most of the protestors were dispersed by force and that one minor was arrested after hurling stones at the officers.


A similar protest was held last Saturday when dozens of members of the ultra-Orthodox community demonstrated in Mea Shearim against Shabbat desecration.


No injuries were reported that time, despite stones being hurled at police.


A day earlier, haredim torched a garbage container and pushed it into a construction site in the city's Zonenfeld street. Five firefighter teams were dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire, which caused great damage to the building

under construction.


Many haredi protests were held last month in Mea Shearim against the removal of graves in Ashkelon and Jaffa.  


פרסום ראשון: 06.12.10, 20:25
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