Some 250 haredi demonstrators clashed with police on Saturday evening in
the capital's Mea Shearim neighborhood after they attempted to block
the nearby Shivtei Yisrael street and attacked a group of migrant
workers, Jerusalem police said on Saturday.
The reason for the demonstration remained
unclear on Saturday night.
who arrived at the scene were met with violence, as demonstrators
hurled police barriers that had been set up to control the crowds at the
A Jerusalem police spokesman confirmed that
police dispersed the crowd using force, although no arrests were made.
One officer was lightly injured during the melee, although he was
treated at the scene and did not require further medial attention.