200 haredim protest removal of dead child from residence

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2010 16:49

 
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Two-hundred haredim gathered around a building in Beit Shemesh on Thursday morning, in which a 10-year-old passed away. The protesters were trying to prevent police from removing the body and taking it to a hospital for an autopsy.

A minor skirmish broke out between the haredim and the police, wounding a police officer who attempted to defend himself with pepper spray.

Additional police forces were dispatched to the scene.

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