Jerusalem Crowd Literally Throws a Baby Under the Bus
Some 100 haredim in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood blocked a road in order to stop Egged bus line number 1 from passing through the neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to standing in the road, the protesters overturned a baby carriage - with a baby in it - in front of the bus.
In a press conference in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem Police Chief Nisso Shaham insisted that police would not stop their activities in the neighborhood, working to stop the separation of women.
Read more at Jerusalem Post.
This is completely and utterly effed up.
The “ostensible” reason given for this protest is that the Egged buses go through the very narrow streets of this neighborhood at top speed, therefore endangering the children and other residents who have to pass by on the narrow sidewalks which can only accommodate pedestrians walking in a single file.
That is total bullcrap. I have walked on these sidewalks and I have traveled on these buses. They have been going through these streets at top speed since forever and nobody has ever complained about it.
The real reason is that Egged has refused (and rightfully so) to segregate men and women on the #1 and #2 routes, so a small minority of crankholes has taken it upon themselves to prevent the buses from proceeding, by throwing their own babies in the path of the bus!