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.
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) October 19, 2017
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.