Scores Arrested in Israeli Protests

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Israel's capital have arrested 85 demonstrators, who were demanding social reforms and affordable housing.

Officials say the protesters clashed with police, vandalized banks, and blocked roads late Saturday in Tel Aviv.

Demonstrators said they were also upset after a protest leader said she was injured when taken into custody at an earlier rally.

Last summer, thousands of protesters took to Israel's streets and tent cities mushroomed across the country in an unprecedented campaign for economic and social reform that caught the government by surprise.

Some reforms have been implemented, but many Israelis feel the reforms have not gone far enough.