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protests in israel turned violent sunday police firing stun grenades on protesters and charging them with forces in the commercial capital tel aviv , earlier sunday protests began as demonstrations against police brutality and racism , the crowd mostly made up of ethiopian israeli jews , they blocked traffic police saying they would step in if the group didn't disperse them police and protesters clashing in the streets over fifty officers and twelve protesters injured , shop windows were smashed in the police car was overturned nnnnn protests began in jerusalem last week after a video went viral showing police shoving and punching a black soldier the ethiopian jewish community is a minority in israel where they've complained of discrimination and poverty tens of thousands were airlifted to israel in the eighties and nineties , after ruling said they were descendants of a biblical jewish tribe , prime minister benjamin netanyahu calling for calm he said he'll meet ethiopian activists and the soldier in the video on monday