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Thousands Occupy Tel Aviv, Police Respond With Brutal Force



Thousands Occupy Tel Aviv, Police Respond With Brutal Force
Allison Kilkenny on June 25, 2012 - 11:29 AM ET

Police arrested eighty-nine protesters after more than 6,500 people flooded Tel Aviv’s Habima Square Saturday night to protest the arrest of Daphni Leef, the leader of last summer’s mass protests against inequality and the high cost of housing in Israel.

Tel Aviv District Commander Aharon Eksel told Haaretz, “Protesters crossed the line. They set out to clash with the police.”
Police also say the protest was illegal, and that protesters attacked inspectors and police by spitting and throwing objects.

In rhetoric that should sound familiar to any American protester, demonstrator Khen Tsubery told the Jerusalem Post that the lack of a permit was intentional because permits are difficult to obtain.


Ynet News painted a much more violent image of the protest, choosing to focus on vandalization incidents involving shattered windows and protesters charging into banks as part of what the outlet dramatically described as “socioeconomic riots.”

Activists claim one protester, Moshe Menkin, was arrested by an undercover police officer after entering an abandoned building that the police were using as a staging area.

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http://www.thenation.com/blog/168561/thousands-occupy-tel-aviv-police-respond-brutal-force

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Huey P. Long Jun 2012 OP
malaise Jun 2012 #1

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:50 AM

1. Bye Bye Bibi

You are history - next.

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