US police arrested nine Hasidic Jews after discovering secret tunnels under a historic synagogue in New York. Clashes broke out with the police at the headquarters of the extremist Orthodox Jewish movement.
Illegal tunnels were discovered beneath a synagogue in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday. According to a spokesman for the movement, the rebel students built the tunnels secretly. They did this through the walls of an empty building behind the headquarters.
“The underground passage runs under a row of office buildings and ends at the synagogue,” the spokesman said. Watchman.
It is not clear why the tunnels were created. The walls of the buildings were damaged. When construction workers tried to repair the walls, they were met with resistance. The tunnels may have caused serious damage to the famous building.
Men arrested after breaching the wall
After the authorities and leaders of the Jewish movement tried to close the tunnels, a major battle broke out with the police. It is said that “extremist students” participated in this, and they demolished the tent after the inspectorate tried to fill the tunnels with cement.
Several men broke through the wall of the prayer room and were arrested.
Pictures show the destruction of large wooden panels in the synagogue and clashes with police officers. There also appears to be more space in the tunnels with chairs and cushions.
The historic synagogue serves as the headquarters of the Hasidic Jewish movement, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The building is closed due to tunnel inspection.
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