Tel Aviv Anti-Racism Protests Mirror Situation In US
Protests in Tel Aviv became violent Sunday as hundreds protested the beating of an Ethiopian Israeli soldier at the hands of police.By Ben Lawson | May 3, 2015
Demonstrations against racism and police brutality turned ugly Sunday, and this time we aren't talking about anything that happened in the U.S.
These protests took place in Israel. Hundreds of people marched in Tel Aviv after a video surfaced last week showing an Israel Defense Forces soldier of Ethiopian descent being beaten by police.
Protesters reportedly threw rocks and bottles at police before law enforcement used stun grenades, tear gas and a water cannon to disperse the crowd. The BBC reports at least 20 police officers were injured and 26 people were arrested.