Activists arrested on suspicion of arson at tent protest

August 4, 2011 16:29

Two far-left activists were arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a housing protest tent set up by right-wing activists in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Police said a verbal confrontation developed between the suspects and those who had set up the tent on the corner of Sderot Rothschild and Rehov Allenby.

Following the argument, "two youths in their 20s set the tent on fire, and assaulted a photographer on the scene," a Tel Aviv police spokeswoman said.

The suspects fled the scene, but were soon captured by officers from the Lev Tel Aviv police station and arrested.

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