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October 19, 2010

Again: 500 Haredim Protest Opening Of Parking Lot

Shtreiml A dozen members of the group tried to block the entrance of cars into the  parking lot near Jaffa Gate, but failed to so because police removed the group  from the area.

500 protest opening of J'lem parking lot
JPOST.COM STAFF   
 
Five hundred haredi men were protesting against the controversial opening of a parking lot in the capital on Saturday.

Some dozen members of the group, located in downtown Jerusalem's Rehov Shivtei Israel, tried to block the entrance of cars into the Carta parking lot near Jaffa Gate, but failed to so when police distanced them from the area.

No incidents have been reported during the demonstration, which organizers said was non-violent. However, two youths were detained after throwing rocks at passing cars several neighborhoods away on Rehov Bar Ilan.

Protests against the opening of the parking lot have been held since early June despite the fact that Jerusalem's Municipality opened it as an alternative to a garage at Kikar Safra, about two blocks away, in order to reconcile differences with the ultra-Orthodox community over the original one.

[Hat Tip: Burich.]

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I was there twice early in the summer. Once there was less than a minyan, and once there was nothing at all. What changed?

They're bored again. I never understood this; there are many parking lots in Jerusalem open on Shabbat, even in the old city including Jewish quarter itself. I never saw anyone protesting. Is the problem worth creating such a hillul Hasshem over the fact that this one has a roof? What's the halakhic reasoning?
They actually create much hillul shabbat by attracting all the media and police.

This is what happens when grown Hebraic-Judaic men have too much time on their hands and refuse to work.

If they were that committed to their cause they would forgo their free kiddish fressfest and protest on the holy day of Shabes to demonstrate their resolve that nobody makes a mockery of The Abishter's day of rest.

Moshiach Uber Alles!

What happened with the Intel riots?

I assume next stop Intel!

I was wondering what was happening at the parking lot. It has been quiet for a while.

Sure fire way to keep the ignorant assholes from protesting. Hire a couple of topless models and have them parade around the parking lot.

"Avert your eyes Chaim, you might get interested in sthupping a woman instead of shtupping little boys at mikveh"

That's all the more they have to do with their time? Protest a stupid parking lot? Get real! They are in fantasy land!

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