Ultra-Orthodox mount ‘day of rage’ against army draft

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL REPORTS:

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters launched major protests against the arrest of draft-dodging community members Thursday, capping a week of road-blocking actions and scuffles with the police.

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox protesters on Thursday afternoon blocked Jerusalem’s Shabbat Square, a key intersection leading to several ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in the capital. Police said protesters there burned trash and pushed it into the street.

A second protest was held at the corner of Jaffa and Sarei Yisrael streets near the city’s central bus station, with demonstrators blocking the light rail.

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