South Tel Aviv social protest camp celebrates inter-ethnic solidarity

10.08.2011                      10.Aw-Elul, 5771

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South Tel Aviv social protest camp celebrates inter-ethnic solidarity

African music concert hastily organized in Levinsky Park to welcome return of key Ethiopian-Israeli activist arrested Tuesday.

Hundreds of Israelis and African asylum-seekers gathered together Tuesday night to hold an outdoor concert in a South Tel Aviv park, to demonstrate solidarity with a social protest leader who had been arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.
The organizer of a contingent of Ethiopian-Israelis camping in the park in protest of the high cost of living in Israel told the hastily-convened crowd of supporters of the circumstances surrounding his arrest. Later, live musicians performed traditional Abyssinian songs and rap music in English and Tigrigna for the assembled crowd….