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Ethiopian Jews in Israel have been taking to the streets for months now to protest police brutality.

The international community has largely ignored the Israeli citizens of Ethiopian dissent, in part because Jewishness is largely looked at as a “white” phenomenon in Western media. Ethiopian voices of protest continue to be marginalized and silenced by omission. To fight back and make sure their voices are heard, anti-police brutality and social justice protesters are keeping the heat on in Israel.

Just last Monday, the protests turned violence when Ethiopian Israelis in Tel Aviv refused to back down to police intimidation.

The Israeli police arrested nearly two dozen protesters, and blocked off roads so that no passersby could see the police response to what had been peaceful protests.

The protest, like others before it, was comprised of hundreds of Ethiopian Israelis who say they are taking a stand against “the police’s racist attitudes toward…

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