The anti-police brutality protest by Israeli Jews of Ethiopian descent spun out of control, with protesters throwing rocks and bottles at police, who fired stun grenades and charged the square repeatedly on horseback.
Also on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to convene a meeting in his office with Ethiopian community leaders and Damas Pakada, the Ethiopian IDF soldier recorded being beaten by police. The premier was set to meet as well with representatives of the all the relevant bodies, including the police, welfare authorities, and representatives of the Ethiopian community, absorption, interior and public security ministries.
Sunday’s protest in Tel Aviv followed a similar one in Jerusalem on Thursday.
Ben Hartman contributed to this report.