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Anti-racism protest in Israel turns violent

Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 01:06

An anti-racism protest grows violent as hundreds of ethnic Ethiopian Israeli citizens in central Tel Aviv clash with police. Gavino Garay reports.

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A shower of water cannons and the explosions of stun grenades on the streets of Tel Aviv. Israeli Police in central Tel Aviv converge on hundreds of ethnic Ethiopian citizens as an anti-racism protest in Israel's Tel Aviv turns downhill. The Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin were demonstrating what they say is widespread police brutality in the country after a video surfaced last week showing policemen punching a black soldier. Officials say at least 20 officers and more than a dozen protesters were injured, some of whom were taken to the hospital. The Israeli Ethiopian Jewish population has long complained of discrimination and poverty. Israeli politicians are facing growing criticism over comparisons between the incident and police violence against African-Americans in the United States. This isn't the first demonstration of its kind -- just this past Thursday, a protest near the prime minister's residence over police violence turned violent, leaving at least 13 people injured. .

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Anti-racism protest in Israel turns violent

Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 01:06