Student groups showed solidarity with the struggle of the Ethiopian-Israeli community throughout the country on Wednesday, with preparations to continue Thursday. A demonstration on the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem drew approximately 300 students, with activists handing out black ribbons and informative flyers about racism in Israel.
Shoshana Fente, an Ethiopian-Israeli student activist, spoke at the demonstration. She spoke about the police force, "a body that, for a long time already, has not represented security and safety for us, rather the opposite." She stated that the incident of a police officer assaulting the Ethiopian-Israeli soldier that had been caught on tape last week was not the first incident of its kind and the problem goes beyond physical violence and includes verbal violence and humiliation at the hands of the police.