Jerusalem police start clearing out Haredi protesters blocking road

In Jerusalem, police have begun removing Haredi protesters blocking the road and light rail in earnest, after seemingly letting them dance through a large intersection near the city’s congested central transit hubs and block traffic for over an hour.

Footage shows Border Police officers attempting to push protesters off the road, sparking sporadic scuffles. Mounted police are also at the scene.

Some videos shared online appear to show cops manhandling nonviolent protesters and using excessive force, a common complaint around police responses to demonstrations that block roads.

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