TA police commander denies violence against protesters

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 24, 2012 11:24




Tel Aviv police commander Yoram Ohayon on Sunday denied reports of police violence toward social justice protesters over the weekend. "Police brutality is not a term in our lexicon," he said.

Responding to activists' complaints that the authorities has made a clear decision to silence the social justice movement, Ohayon says: "There is no change in policy in dealing with the protest."

In what was the most violent encounter between social justice protesters and police since the protest movement began last summer, over two thousand protesters clashed with police in central Tel Aviv Saturday night, against what they said was police brutality at a protest the day before.

Ben Hartman contributed to this report

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