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. 

Photo by Roni Schutzer/Israel Sun 22-06-2015 FULL CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN   חובה לתת קרדיט מלא FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIAL %%% APPLY Clashes and arrests at Ethiopian anti-racism protest Protesters march in central Tel Aviv, blocking roads and calling out 'A violent cop must be locked up!' after decision not to prosecute policeman filmed beating Ethiopian soldier. Protesters marched from the Azrieli Center on Kaplan Street, blocking it in both directions and calling out "A violent cop must be locked up!" One protester was arrested after lying on the road and blocking traffic.  As the protests progressed and moved into Rabin Square in the evening hours, violent clashes began erupting and at least 17 protesters were arrested. Protesters were hurling objects, and damage was caused to the Landwercafe near the square. הפגנת ישראלים ממוצא אתיופי בתל אביב

Photo by Roni Schutzer/Israel Sun 22-06-2015 

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.

Photo by Roni Schutzer/Israel Sun 22-06-2015 FULL CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN   çåáä ìúú ÷øãéè îìà FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIAL %%% APPLY Clashes and arrests at Ethiopian anti-racism protest Protesters march in central Tel Aviv, blocking roads and calling out 'A violent cop must be locked up!' after decision not to prosecute policeman filmed beating Ethiopian soldier. Protesters marched from the Azrieli Center on Kaplan Street, blocking it in both directions and calling out "A violent cop must be locked up!" One protester was arrested after lying on the road and blocking traffic.  As the protests progressed and moved into Rabin Square in the evening hours, violent clashes began erupting and at least 17 protesters were arrested. Protesters were hurling objects, and damage was caused to the Landwercafe near the square. äôâðú éùøàìéí îîåöà àúéåôé áúì àáéá

Photo by Roni Schutzer/Israel Sun 22-06-2015

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.

Photo by Roni Schutzer/Israel Sun 22-06-2015 FULL CREDIT MUST BE GIVEN   çåáä ìúú ÷øãéè îìà FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIAL %%% APPLY Ethiopian elders marching in Kaplan St. Sign reads I do not have another land even if racism is burning. Clashes and arrests at Ethiopian anti-racism protest Protesters march in central Tel Aviv, blocking roads and calling out 'A violent cop must be locked up!' after decision not to prosecute policeman filmed beating Ethiopian soldier. Protesters marched from the Azrieli Center on Kaplan Street, blocking it in both directions and calling out "A violent cop must be locked up!" One protester was arrested after lying on the road and blocking traffic.  As the protests progressed and moved into Rabin Square in the evening hours, violent clashes began erupting and at least 17 protesters were arrested. Protesters were hurling objects, and damage was caused to the Landwercafe near the square. äôâðú éùøàìéí îîåöà àúéåôé áúì àáéá

Photo by Roni Schutzer/Israel Sun 22-06-2015

 

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.”