The demonstration, which began peacfully, showed signs of violence as some began hurling rocks at the security forces. The police stationed at the demonstration said that a number of the participants also attempted to block the road and were swiftly removed by the police from the area.
The Haredi individual in question who was detained at the recruitment office is from Jerusalem and is 23 years old. Following his arrest, he claimed that he failed to show up at the office one month ago because he did not receive the order in the mail.
The arrest of another 20-year-old Haredi individual, who is supposed to get married in two weeks, also led to public disturbances by Haredi protesters on Thursday night in the capital and in Beit Shemesh.
In the process of the demonstration, which attracted hundreds, garbage dumpsters were used to block roads and rocks were also thrown by some at the police presence. Moreover, insults could also be heard against the police such as “Nazis.”
During that protest, the police arrested six individuals suspected of rioting and disrupting public order. In Beit Shemesh, a number of protesters were also arrested.