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Israelis of Ethiopian descent protest ‘police brutality’

By Middleton Prince Jan31,2019 #protest
Israeli police arrested 11 people over the protest and six police officers sustained minor injuries, a police spokesman said in a statement. Israel is home to around 140,000 people with Ethiopian heritage.

ISRAEL

A few thousand Israeli demonstrators, many of Ethiopian descent, took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Wednesday to protest against “police brutality”, following the death of an Israeli-Ethiopian man.

24 year old Yehuda Biadga, was shot and killed by an Israeli policeman on January 18. Israeli media said the man was wielding a knife and was mentally ill.

Protesters blocked a highway and burned rubbish during the demonstration.

Israeli police arrested 11 people over the protest and six police officers sustained minor injuries, a police spokesman said in a statement.

Israel is home to around 140,000 people with Ethiopian heritage.


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