Israel: Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians Protest Racism, Police Brutality

HeadlineJan 31, 2019

Thousands of Israelis of Ethiopian descent took to the streets of Tel Aviv Wednesday to protest the police killing of Yehuda Biadga. The 24-year old Israeli-Ethiopian man, who had a mental illness, was holding a knife when he was shot and killed. His family had called the police for help and informed them of his mental illness. Protesters blocked traffic on a major highway as they called out police brutality and racism.

Michal Avara Samuel: “We’re here. We had so many years of dreaming to be a part of the Israeli society, and today we are saying, 'No more violence against us.'”

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