Thousands of citizens of Ethiopian descent staged a protest rally in Tel Aviv on Tuesday claiming their community was subjected to extreme police brutality. Although the protesters blocked thoroughfares during the day and brought traffic to a halt, the protest was peaceful until the evening, when dozens of masked men began pelting the police with rocks, setting garbage bins on fire and smashing cars and shop windows. When scuffles began, the police used crowd control measures to disperse them and arrested 11 rioters. The protest was sparked by the killing of Yehuda Bladga, 24, in Bat Yam two weeks ago by police officers, who said he was waving a knife. The incident is being investigated.