Police keep J’lem street open despite Haredi protest

26.06.2011                      24.Siwan, 5771

Orthodoxe Demonstration:

Police keep J'lem street open despite Haredi protest

150 protest civilian traffic on Shabbat, throw rocks, block traffic at intersection of Rehov Hanevi’im and Rehov Strauss.

Haredi riots aimed at preventing civilian traffic on Rehov Hanevi’im reached a new height on Saturday afternoon, when over a hundred men of various sects tried to scare secular residents into steering clear of the Jerusalem thoroughfare, shouting “Shabbes,” pelting cars with stones and spitting on passersby.
At least one secular man was arrested after being accused by police of “provocation.”…