A near riot broke out after city workers, using the inclement weather as cover, attempted to remove the hotly contested “modesty signs” from the streets from RBS B. As word got out, throngs of extremists flocked to the scene in an attempt to interrupt the work. The workers were quickly rescue from the scene, and did not suffer any injuries.
The city was ordered by the courts to have the signs removed – however, the few that were removed were quickly replaced. The city also lost a suit filed by four Beit Shemesh women who said it was illegal for the signs to be posted because it removed women from the public domain, and was required to pay 60,000 NIS.