Video footage from the scene shows severe confrontations between the police and the assembled hassidim, with the police herding and shoving them away from the procession.
Cries of “Nazis” from some of the hassidic mourners could clearly be heard as the police sought to disperse the crowd.
Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the funeral was coordinated with the police in order to allow people to participate in the ceremony “according to the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Health.”
Police forces intervened when far larger numbers of mourners took part in the funeral procession than had been agreed. Source: Ultra-Orthodox violently clash with police at funeral of hassidic rebbe – The Jerusalem Post