Clashes broke out Friday morning between Haredi protesters and the Women of the Wall prayer group.

   Thousands of Haredi protesters answered a call by Shas leader Aryeh Deri to use their bodies as human obstacles to prevent what he called “a desecration of holiness.”

Police were forced to separate the sides.

The Women of the Wall carried empty Torah covers to protest the fact that they are prevented from bringing actual Torah scrolls into the site.   

KAN's  Mark Weiss spoke with Anat Hoffman from Women of the Wall.