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  • More than 40 people were injured in Tel Aviv when Ethiopian Jews protest against institutionalised racism Posted on 04 May 2015

    More than 40 people were injured in Tel Aviv when Ethiopian Jews started attacking police during a mass rally against police brutality, prompting law enforcement officers to respond with stun grenades and arrests.

    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told RIA Novosti on Sunday night that demonstrators in the Rabin Square threw stones at law enforcement officers, who waited about 15-20 minutes before using stun grenades and water cannons to disperse the protesters.

    "The situation is under control now," the spokesman said, adding that demonstrators damaged several cars and police had to conduct some arrests, although the exact number of those detained has not been released

    housands of people took to the streets of Israel's second most populous city on Sunday to protest alleged police discrimination after a video emerged earlier this week showing policemen beating a soldier of Ethiopian origin.
     

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