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Violence in Tel Aviv as 1000s Celebrate Eritrean Independence

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Violence breaks out as a handful of anti-government groups tried to gain access to the convention center where thousands of Eritrean migrants gathered to celebrate their country’s 25th independence day.

By David Rosenberg,

Violence broke out as thousands of illegal immigrants from Eritrean gathered on Friday at the Tel Aviv Convention Center to celebrate 25 years since their country gained independence.

The event, which was organized by the Eritrean embassy in Israel, drew supporters of the Eritrean government, while opponents of the current regime protested outside. Witnesses say brawls between pro- and anti-government Eritreans broke out near the entrance of the Convention Center. Continue reading Violence in Tel Aviv as 1000s Celebrate Eritrean Independence