A protest against police brutality towards Israel’s Ethiopian Jewish population turned violent, as protesters clashed with police in Tel Aviv.
Protesters were arrested after marching in central Tel Aviv, blocking roads and chanting.
The marchers called calling out for ‘A violent cop [to] be locked up!’ after a decision not to prosecute the officer, who was filmed beating Ethiopian soldier.
Protesters then marched from the Azrieli Center, a mall in Tel Aviv, blocking it in both directions.
One protester was arrested after lying on the road and blocking traffic.
As protests progressed into Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in the evening, violent clashes erupted between protestors and the police.
At least 17 protesters were arrested as they hurled objects, and as damage was caused to the Landwer cafe near the square.
Last night, Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld tweeted: “Police units in & around Rabin square in Tel Aviv. Several hundred protestors at the scene. 15 arrests made so far after disturbances began.”