Ultra-orthodox Jews clash with Jerusalem police, 6 injured

10:51, July 14, 2011      

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A protest against the closing of an illegal slaughterhouse in Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood on Wednesday ended with six injured policemen and five arrested.

Hundreds of residents threw stones, bottles and metal objects at the police, who had arrived to close down a slaughterhouse belonging to a prominent member of the religiously anti-Zionist Eda Haredit faction, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Israeli Police, accompanied by tax authority and municipal officials, managed to disperse the crowd with water canons and stun grenades.

The police were unavailable for comments. Some officials said the business had been running for 10 years without proper licenses.

The owner of the slaughterhouse was also arrested in the melee.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
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