Photo by Hillel Maeir/TPS on 30 January, 2019

Israeli Ethiopians Protest Against Police Violence

Protests By TPS   •   30 January, 2019

Thousands of Israel-Ethiopians on Wednesday demonstrated and blocked main routes in southern Tel Aviv in protest of what they claim is the police’s excessive and violent actions against the community’s members.

The protest was sparked by the death earlier this month of Yehuda Biagada, an Israeli-Ethiopian who was shot and killed by police on a Bat yan street as he was carrying a kitchen knife.

His family claims he was wrongfully shot, and the police say they were acting in self-defense.

The protestors carried signs accusing the police of murder and against discrimination.