State violence against Israeli protesters

From the (Rightist) Jerusalem Post in Israel:

Violent protest outside T[el] A[viv] City Hall after tents removed


09/07/2011 19:45

Over 30 arrested after demonstrators try to break into municipality, throw eggs at building, following early morning cleanup of tent cities.

Approximately 200 people protested outside Tel Aviv City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, in anger over the municipality breaking down tent cities across the city earlier in the day.

The protest turned violent as demonstrators tried to force their way into City Hall. Some threw eggs and other objects at the building. Others then blocked Ibn Gvirol street, stopping traffic in the area.

In this video about the city hall protest, the demonstrators sing to the tune of “Here we go”, well known from the 1984-1985 British miners’ strike.

The Jerusalem Post article continues:

The protesters clashed with policemen as the latter attempted to subdue them. Over 30 people were arrested.

Demonstrators shouted slogans against the municipality and Mayor Ron Huldai, chanting “Huldai go home” and “disgrace.”

According to more liberal daily Haaretz:

Activists protest forced dismantling of tent cities across Tel Aviv; hurl eggs and flowers at security personnel.

Daphni Leef, one of the organisers of the original Israeli tent protest, deserves particular praise: here.

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