Protest against racism by Israel’s Jewish Ethiopians turns violent in Tel Aviv

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: The sound of stun grenades filled the air in Tel Aviv after nightfall.

TEL AVIV, Israel – Several thousand people from Israel’s Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.

The protest was mostly peaceful during the day, but by nightfall became violent with at least 20 officers hurt and “multiple protesters” arrested, Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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Protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers in riot gear. Police deployed officers on horseback and used stun grenades to try and control the crowds in central Tel Aviv. Local media reported protesters tipped over a police vehicle and set fires near city hall.

Channel 2 TV said the protesters came from all over the country.

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