JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Riots broke out in Meah Shearim Saturday night after a woman was detained by police for refusing to identify herself after police found her without a mask. Rioters threw bottles and stones at police and burned garbage bins as well as blocking traffic. One policeman was lightly injured in the head and two rioters were arrested.
The policemen saw a woman and her daughter without masks on Shivtei Yisrael near Meah Shearim and asked them to identify themselves. When they refused to identify themselves, they were arrested, sparking riots by extremists in an attempt to prevent police from completing the arrest. Later rioters blocked the nearby road 1 for an hour and burnt garbage cans.