Protests Against Police Brutality in Tel Aviv

ethiopiansMay 8, 2015 – Segment 1

We take a look at Israel, where thousands of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv on May 3 to protest police harassment of and brutality targeting Israelis of Ethiopian descent. The protests were sparked by a video showing two police officers pummeling an Ethiopian-born soldier, Damas Pakada, who alleged he was the target of a racist attack.

We speak with Ajamu Baraka, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and editor and columnist for Black Agenda Report; and Oren Ziv, photographer with the Activestills collective, who has worked in news and documentary photography for the last 10 years.

Written by Marc Steiner

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