01/08/2014 21:38 GMT
by Jean-Luc RENAUDIE
JERUSALEM, January 8, 2014 (AFP) - More than 10,000 African asylum seekers held a mass demonstration outside the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on Wednesday, in a fourth straight day of protests over immigration policy, police said.
"We are refugees, we need protection," shouted the crowd, which packed the open spaces around the Knesset, or parliament.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described the demonstration as "calm" saying there were "more than 10,000" people present.