Some 100 fervently Orthodox youths clashed with police in Jerusalem protesting the sale of chametz in Jerusalem restaurants during Passover. Following a rally Sunday in the fervently Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, the protesters sought to march toward Hillel Street, an area with a number of restaurants that sell chametz, or leavened bread products, and non-kosher meat. Police instructed the protesters to disperse.Some youngsters blocked the street with trash cans and piles of wood. The police then tried to disperse the crowd by force, which led a few of the demonstrators to throw rocks at the police.Some 20 protesters managed to reach Hillel Street and demonstrate. Another group trying to reach the Nahalat Shiva promenade in central Jerusalem were blocked by police forces.
Police clash with chametz protesters