Thousands of haredim protest Women of the Wall prayer

May 10, 2013 07:12

Several thousand yeshiva students and haredi school girls convened at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem on Friday morning to protest the monthly prayer service of the Women of the Wall activist group.

The students shouted at the Women of the Wall activists who were conducting their first monthly service without restrictions after a court ruling two weeks ago reinterpreted existing laws and allowed them to be able to perform their own customs, such as wearing prayer shawls and tefillin, without fear of being arrested.Police were working to separate the protesters from the Women of the Wall activists, detaining one yeshiva student for disturbing the peace.

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