The rainfall did not deter hundreds of chareidim from taking part in a stormy protest at Yerushalayim’s Kikar Shabbos on Thursday afternoon, 2 Teves 5774. Chareidim took to the streets and blocked traffic in protest over the arrest and incarceration of a talmid yeshiva in IDF Prison 6. That young man was taken out of his home in handcuffs by military police earlier in the week and sentenced to two weeks in prison for being AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) from the military.
Yassam commando police moved in quickly at the Kikar Shabbos protest to reopen the major vehicular artery on a busy Thursday afternoon. Participants in the protest accuse police of using unjustifiable force against unarmed civilians. Police report two protestors were arrested.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: Aron Wahav, Chadashot 24)