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May 26, 2014 12:59 am

Right-Wing Activists Protest Pope’s Visit in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner.

Ynet – Jerusalem District Police arrested 26 right-wing activists Saturday night, including one soldier, after they seized King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem in protest of Pope Francis’ trip to Israel.

Police said that 150 activists were disturbing the peace at the site, with some of the protesters engaging in violent behavior against officers. According to police, the soldier was arrested for threatening an officer with his weapon in an attempt to prevent a friend’s arrest.

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