Thousands protest ultra-Orthodox extremism

28.12.2011                      02.Tewet. 5772                       Channuka 8

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Thousands protest ultra-Orthodox extremism

"This is not only a fight for Beit Shemesh, it’s a fight for everyone in Israel," says demonstrator.

Tensions ran high in Beit Shemesh Tuesday night as people gathered to protest against the rise of ultra- Orthodox extremism. Estimates put the number of demonstrators in the thousands.
Protesters from Beit Shemesh and beyond, religious and secular, kids with parents and even the Israeli Hells Angels arrived to speak out against a growing frequency in attacks against a local religious-Zionist girls’ elementary school and the broader trend of haredi exclusion of women from the public domain….