Haredim block traffic in Ramat Beit Shemesh

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
January 16, 2006 14:38

Several hundred haredim blocked the main road to Ramat Beit Shemesh on Monday, set trash bins on fire, and pelted police with stones, police said. The haredim were holding a second day of violent street demonstrations in the area in protest over a family who moved into the haredi neighborhood who were not "religious enough" for their taste, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. Five demonstrators were arrested on the scene.


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