300 haredim protest building's ownership in Mea She'arim

November 10, 2010 00:55

Some 300 haredi men took to Agudat Israel street in the capital's Me'a She'arim neighborhood late Tuesday night, to protest the evacuation of a warehouse in the Batei Varsha area.

Haredi media outlets reported the Tuesday afternoon arrest of Avraham Hirshman, a central activist in the struggle between members of Batei Varsha and Kollel Polin over the building's ownership, as the reason to the protest, as well as the discontent in the haredi street was caused by what they perceive as the police's intervention on behalf of Kollel Polin, who regained ownership of the building.

Protesters threw stones at the police forces alerted to the scene, who dispersed the demonstrators without the use of special means. No casualties were reported.

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