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Police deploy water cannon at ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protest in Jerusalem

Police in Jerusalem are using water cannons to disperse ultra-Orthodox Israelis protesting against the arrest of an IDF draft-dodger, footage shows.

In a statement, police say hundreds gathered in the city center and are blocking the Jerusalem light rail and cars on the road.

“Police forces are working in the area to maintain public order and direct traffic,” it says.

Four demonstrators have been detained, police add.

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