Violent clashes erupt in Jerusalem’s Sawwana district

16/03/2011 – 05:30 PM

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Palestinian youth set fire to tires and hurled stones at Israeli policemen as violent clashes erupted in Jerusalem’s Al-Sawwana district at noon Wednesday.

A large force of police arrived at the scene and dispersed protesters using batons.

Meanwhile in the Bab Al-Amoud district, police arrested photojournalist Ahmed Jalajil while dispersing a sit-in staged by reporters showing solidarity with Al-Jazeera photographer Ali Jaber, who was killed in Libya a week ago.

Locals reported that police arrested Jalajil and took him to police station on Salahuddin street after heated altercations took place.

Reporters have regathered for protests near the police station demanding Jalajil’s immediate release.

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