Students March in Manhattan in Protest of Forced Conscription

Dec. 25, 2013

Several thousand students from Orthodox Jewish academies in the New York area took to the streets of Manhattan yesterday, Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in protest against current efforts by the Israeli government to draft their counterparts into the Israeli army.

The students, ages 18 and up, marched down Second Avenue from 47th to 42nd Streets between 1:30 and 3:00 PM, as speeches were given across from the Israeli Consulate.

Watch a video of the protest.

Listen to the speeches.