Furious Orthodox Jewish demonstrators take to Brooklyn streets to protest ...

Orthodox Jewish demonstrators torch face masks, stop traffic and assault reporters as they return to Brooklyn streets to protest COVID-19 restrictions - despite uptick in cases in their neighborhoods Members of the Orthodox Jewish community took to the streets in Borough Park, Brooklyn, on Wednesday to protest coronavirus restrictions  Group of Orthodox Jewish men assaulted Jewish Insider reporter Jacob Kornbluh, allegedly egged on by Brooklyn City Council candidate, Harold 'Heshy' Tischler Demonstrators made a bonfire of face masks and stopped traffic by massing in the streets   On Tuesday, a crowd assaulted Berish Getz, throwing bottles at him and eventually knocking him unconscious Borough Park has seen an uptick in COVID-19 infections, with more than eight per cent of their test in their major zip code coming back positive New restrictions in the neighborhood start on Thursday

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Published: 07:07 BST, 8 October 2020 | Updated: 14:54 BST, 8 October 2020

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Irate Hasidic demonstrators stopped traffic, torched face masks and assaulted a reporter as they continued protests on Brooklyn streets against coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday night. 

Borough Park's streets were scenes of chaos as members of the community forced a photographer to retreat to his car and made police report to the scene as a scuffle broke out involving a television reporter.   

'Here in Borough Park, we don't go by the laws of America,' one demonstrator shouted, the New York Daily News reports. 'We have our own laws.'

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Groups of Orthodox Jewish protesters gather in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park on Wednesday to denounce lockdowns of their neighborhood due to a spike in COVID-19 cases

Groups of Orthodox Jewish protesters gather in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park on Wednesday to denounce lockdowns of their neighborhood due to a spike in COVID-19 cases

Protestors insisted that health restrictions were religiously motivated, stopping traffic as they took to the streets

Protestors insisted that health restrictions were religiously motivated, stopping traffic as they took to the streets

A group of Orthodox Jewish men assaulted Jewish Insider reporter Jacob Kornbluh, egged on by Brooklyn City Council candidate, Harold 'Heshy' Tischler.   

'I was just brutally assaulted,

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