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Violent Rally at Histadrut Offices

December 4, 1981
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Some 8,000 diamond workers staged a violent demonstration today at the Histadrut building in Tel Aviv. The demonstrators, demanding higher wages, broke windows in the first floor of the building and threw rocks into the office of Yeruham Meshel, the secretary general of Histadrut. Several demonstrators tried to break into the building but were prevented by police.

The demonstrators protested against Histadrut because it would not support their wage demands. They scolded Meshel and shouted that they would seek the intervention of Deputy Premier David Levy who recently solved the El Al dispute to the satisfaction of the workers.

The demonstrators were finally convinced to leave by Yisrael Keissar, a Histadrut official, who said that the employers would be the only ones to gain from the dispute with Histadrut.

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