Above: Haredim stone police in Mea Shearim (file photo from 2011)
Haredim Riot In Jerusalem
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Hundreds of haredim rioted on the edge of the über haredi Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim today, throwing bottles and other objects as they blocked a major intersection at Kikar HaShabbat (Shabbat Square). Police have moved in and are dispersing the rioters, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Haredim have repeatedly rioted across the country this week in protest of the arrests of four draft-dodger haredi yeshiva students late last week. Almost 50 arrests were made in those earlier riots, and at least one police officer was injured when he was struck in the face with a steel rod by a haredi man.