20,000 Hasidic Jews Protest in NY Against Israel

Tens of thousands of members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities Sunday flooded lower Manhattan’s Foley Square to protest Israeli legislation that they believe would force yeshiva students to be drafted into the military.

An NYPD spokesman Sunday night said there were no arrests associated with the protest.

The event was calm and no violence erupted, said Jacob Kornbluh, an Orthodox Jewish blogger who also writes for various Orthodox news outlets, who was at the event.


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