J'lem: 250 haredim protest opening of Karta parking lot

By MELANIE LIDMAN
July 23, 2011 20:59

 
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In what has become a weekly occurrence, more than 250 ultra-Orthodox demonstrated on Rehov HaNeviim to protest the opening of the Karta parking lot in Jerusalem's Old City on saturday.

Protests over the desecration of Shabbat and the opening of the parking lot, drawing a few hundred haredim, have been taking place on the street for the past three months.

Last Saturday marked the 100th week that the Karta parking lot has been open on Shabbat. This Saturday afternoon, protesters again attempted to block the road to traffic.

Police arrested two demonstrators, and the road remained open to traffic throughout the afternoon.

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