Caught on camera

A Tel Aviv restaurant owner’s violent encounter with police.

By KATHERINE KEENAN
July 27, 2016 10:40
2 minute read.
Ethiopian Israeli

Tsehaye Teame tells his story to Channel 2 News. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Tsehaye Teame had closed up shop for the night when he heard loud, forceful banging on the door of his restaurant. He scrambled to look for the key, but police waiting on the other side were growing impatient, he says.

“They pushed me down. One officer kicked me in the leg and knocked me down. I asked him ‘What are you doing?’ and he gave me another smack,” says Teame. “I didn’t respond; I didn’t understand.”

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