Attacks on Jews in Uman

The other day, a pogrom on the Jewish community of Uman happened, four people ended in hospital.

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On Friday in Uman a group of local hooligans, around 30 people, attacked the Jews near the grave of Rebbe Nachman and beat them up. As a result of the pogrom 4 Jews ended up in hospital. The witnesses say the hooligans were armed with sticks and knives. Because of many incidents and the inaction of the police, the Jews in Uman began organising a special defence group to protect themselves from hooligans.

The fight broke out after a small altercation between one Ukrainian and the Jews, after which he called his friends to beat up the Jews.

This is not the first time something like this has happened.

In 2016, two hooligans began spraying blood in the tomb of Rebbe Nachman, and dropped a pig’s head with a swastika etched into it. And there was also a grenade attack on the tomb.

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