Monday, Nov 24, 2014Monday, Nov 24, 2014
News
 

African migrants protest outside Israel's parliament

Published on Jan 8, 2014 9:07 PM
 
African migrants gather in Tel Aviv's Levinsky park on the third day of protests against Israel's detention policy toward migrants it sees as illegal job-seekers on Tuesday. More than 10,000 African asylum seekers rallied outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on Jan 8, 2014, police said, in a fourth straight day of protests against immigration policy. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - More than 10,000 African asylum seekers rallied outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on Wednesday, police said, in a fourth straight day of protests against immigration policy.

The demonstration was "calm," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding that police were deployed to keep order. He put the number of protesters at "more than 10,000".

"We are refugees, we need protection," the demonstrators chanted.

An organiser of the rally, who gave his name only as Baso, said that more than 100 busloads of protesters had headed in the morning from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here