'Peaceful Sheikh Jarrah protests must not be dispersed'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 28, 2010 17:21

The protestors who gathered Friday at the east neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah did not require a license in order to demonstrate and were within their right to do so - as long as the protest remained peaceful, a court ruled on Thursday afternoon.


According to the ruling, security forces that arrived at the scene at the start of the protest should not have made moves to disperse it, but only to guard the demonstrators.


However, said the ruling, the gathering became illegal once the demonstrators began to block the road and shout obscenities at Jews who were praying nearby.


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