Stav Shaffir: Police acted violently against protesters

January 8, 2012 10:23

Police acted violently against Saturday night's demonstrators in south Tel Aviv, social justice movement leader Stav Shaffir told Army Radio on Sunday morning.

According to Shaffir, the rally was completely peaceful "and then at some point the police began to exact more violence against us than they usually do and to make arrests."

"A number of officers came towards me and dragged me to their vehicle. I did not understand what they were doing or why," she explained. "They carried me while I was choking."

Shaffir claimed that inside the vehicle the police began beating the protesters they had arrested. "I have not encountered such violence since serving in the army," she said.

According to Shaffir, weaker areas that are farther away from the center are subject to more violence from police than more central neighborhoods are.

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