A protest took place earlier in Bnei Brak, in front of the Ponavez Yeshiva as the nation marks Independence Day. According to published reports, most of the participants are not local residents, but from Yerushalayim.
A few Israeli flags were set ablaze in front of the yeshiva, as a large flag waves on the pole above the yeshiva building as is the custom annually on Independence Day (reported earlier by YWN).
From the photos (link below) is seems that besides for some older individuals from Yerushalayim, local children seemed to be enjoying the protest.
As for the Yeshiva Bochrim: They stood on the steps of the Yeshiva (directly under the flag pole), and watched with amusement.
It is unknown if anyone was arrested.
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(Dov Gordon – YWN Israel)