Roumanian Government Pretends to Halt Excesses Which Continue Despite Official Declarations

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The announcement that the students guilty of the anti-Jewish attacks will be punished was made by the “Indreptarea,” the official organ of the Roumanian government.

In discussing the recent disturbances, the newspaper states that all students guilty of the attacks will be punished and that the government recognizes the right of all citizens to study.

Commenting on this statement of the official organ, the Roumanian Jewish newspaper “Adeverul” declares that notwithstanding the assurances of the government that it will punish those who are guilty, gangs of students continue their rampages and are not punished. One such gang waited a whole hour for the arrival of the midnight train from Jassy and attacked all the Jewish passengers. The police did not interfere with the students.

Bucharest is the only city in Europe where the safety of its citizens is endangered, the paper declares.

General Nikuleanu, chief of the Bucharest police, in a statement published in the press declared that he is doing his best to put an end to the disorders and that he has taken severe measures to suppress any outbreaks.

A second interview took place between the leaders of the students and Minister of Education Petrovici. It was stated that during the interview, the Minister told the student leaders that their political demands will not be considered by the government and that in case disturbances will reoccur, the government will do its utmost to suppress them. In reply to this the student leaders are understood to have assured the Minister that the disorders will not reoccur and that the recent disturbances were organized by Freshmen.

In a press interview Minister Petrovici declared: “I am adamant. The students must restore order. Of course, it is not easy to control the student movement because it has lasted four years and is laying the foundation for a national tradition, and is a formidable force.”

The “Vittiorul,” the official organ of the Liberals, commenting on the situation, declares that as long as the opinion of Averescu is not shared by Minister of the Interior Goga, the disorders will continue.

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