A protest demonstration by the Israeli Ethiopian community turned into a 48-hour riot up and down the country, jamming most of its main highways for hours on Tuesday amid stone-throwing and fires. Police eventually used tear gas to break up the disturbances and arrested 136 rioters. Magen David reported 83 people injured, none dangerously, including 47 police officers. The police later claimed 111 officers were hurt. The protest over the death of 19-year old Solomon Tekah who was shot Sunday night by an off-duty cop sparked a rampage that was fueled by accusations of police violence against the 144,000-strong Ethiopian community allegedly motivated by racism. The cop is under arrest pending a full investigation. The first 23 protesters appeared in court on Wednesday.