Law enforcement officials on Friday were expected to deploy a large force of border police, regular police and volunteers to better secure areas of southern Tel Aviv that have recently seen a spike in friction between African migrants and local residents.
Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino and Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch had agreed to add approximately 40 police to the area to try to calm the streets.
The high alert is expected to last through the Shavuot holiday.
Thursday night a group of locals protested outside Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv demanding that the government put forward clear policies to solve the migrant issue, including refraining from what they labeled as incitement against the migrants.
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