Monday, May 04, 2015

Dozens Injured in Clashes between Israeli Police and Ethiopian Jews

(May 04, 2015, (Jerusalem))--A protest in Tel Aviv, Sunday, against racism and police brutality, initiated by Ethiopian Israelis, has left some 68 people injured and 43 now in police custody, according to the Israeli police.

Violence engulfed Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Sunday night, as thousands of demonstrators rallied following a march across major sectors of the city, PNN reported via Jpost. The protesters "spun out of control," shut down the roads, turned cars upside down, raided shops, threw rocks and bottles at police, who fired stun grenades and charged the square repeatedly on horseback.

The protest came after video footage surfaced last week, depicting two police officers assaulting an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian decent in an apparently unprovoked incident. Sunday's protest in Tel Aviv followed a similar one in Jerusalem on Thursday. Read more from IMEMC »

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