JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis are protesting across the country against alleged police brutality against the country's Ethiopian community following the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer.
Demonstrators blocked a main highway in central Tel Aviv and major thoroughfares around the country on Tuesday. They have been voicing frustration over perceived systemic discrimination against the community's roughly 150,000 members. Police say officers arrested at least three protesters at a demonstration outside Haifa that turned violent.
On Sunday, an off-duty police officer shot and killed Ethiopian Israeli teen Solomon Teka. Police said the officer was arrested and placed by a court in protective custody.
Thousands of people attended Teka's funeral at a cemetery near Haifa on Tuesday.