Haredim Protest Shabbat “Desecration,” 5 Arrested
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
This afternoon, approximately 200 haredim reportedly tried to block the intersection of Nevi’im Street and Yishayahu in Jerusalem to protest Shabbat “desecration.”
The intersection is now located at the outer boundary of the Mea Shearim haredi neighborhood.
Twenty-five years ago, residents of the area surrounding the intersection were primarily secular or traditional Jews, but the exponential growth of the haredi population coupled with haredi violence against non-haredim pushed most of those families out.
Police arrested five of the haredi protesters at today’s demonstration, including one minor.
According to police, no one was injured.
[Hat Tip: Burich.]