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36 Haredi protesters arrested, Jerusalem mayor called on police to respond with forceToday, the Haredi protests in Jerusalem against recruitment to the IDF continued. 36 protesters were arrested and Jerusalem’s mayor called on the police to respond with force against the illegal protests.
Today (Sunday), Haredi protests continued in Jerusalem as hundreds of yeshiva students blocked central areas of the city to demonstrate against their recruitment to the IDF.
In the footage received from the protests, one of the demonstrators is hurled from the force of the water cannon, which sprayed stinking liquid. After several hours, the Haredi leadership ordered to stop the protests and return to the yeshivas. 36 protesters were arrested after disregarding police instructions. One of the protesters was treated by Magen David Adom.
Following the disturbances, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke with the commander of the Jerusalem District Police and asked him act with force. “The time has come to put an end to the disruption of the lives of Jerusalem’s residents,” Barkat stated. “The right to demonstrate is a sacred right when it is done according to the law.”
“Anyone who breaks the law for any reason must be treated harshly,” he continued. “I intend to ask the government to increase the punishment and the provision of effective tools for the police to prevent demonstrators from harming the public.”
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