J'lem: Haredim protest arrest of financial scandal suspects

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 15, 2012 15:14

Three haredi (ultra-Orthodox) demonstrators were arrested in Jerusalem's Shabbat Square on Sunday afternoon.

Hundreds of haredim had gathered to protest the arrest of six men from Mea She'arim for alleged involvement in a financial scandal earlier that day. The protesters threw rocks, calling police officers Nazis. A cameraman was reportedly injured.

Police evacuated the haredim from the square, where they had attempted to block traffic.

Jeremy Sharon contributed to this report.


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