On Saturday 24 April, about fifty Palestinians, internationals, and Israeli activists took part in the first of a series of 'Open Shuhada Street' protests. The protestors met in front of the Beit Romano settlement. Part of their purpose was to frustrate, and if possible, prevent, the Israeli settler tour of the Old City, which happens every Saturday afternoon.
The protest was entirely peaceful, but after the protest, Israeli soldiers and police followed Palestinians and Israeli activists into the Old City, where they arrested one Israeli and the Palestinian leader of Youth Against Settlements. Later, when a large crowd of protestors again gathered in front of the Beit Romano Settlement, the Israelis peace activists sat down, and one of their numbers was arrested. The police released the Israelis a few hours later. The Palestinian remained in the Ofer military prison near Ramallah until Tuesday 27 April.