Cop shoots in air after being surrounded, shoved by Haredi rioters

A police officer points his gun in the air during a clash with ultra-Orthodox rioters protesting the enforcement of a lockdown ordered due to the coronavirus, in the city of Bnei Brak, January 24, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
A police officer points his gun in the air during a clash with ultra-Orthodox rioters protesting the enforcement of a lockdown ordered due to the coronavirus, in the city of Bnei Brak, January 24, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

A police officer reportedly shoots in the air after extremist ultra-Orthodox rioters surround and shove him while enforcing lockdown rules in Bnei Brak.

Meanwhile, hundreds of men from the extremist Jerusalem Faction have gathered at a main intersection in the city — without masks or distancing — to protest the enforcement.

They claim authorities have “decided to hinder the ultra-Orthodox public in any way possible, while using violent and dark methods reserved for regimes we thought were gone from this world.”

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