Paris (Mar. 8)
Whether or not Leon Trotsky should be granted asylum in France was debated by French papers in their columns yesterday. While rumors that Trotsky had applied for a visa were denied in official circles, “Le Matin” declared that he had been refused asylum because the order of deportation issued against him in 1915, when he was sent out of the country, is still valid.
Leon Blum, writing in the “Populaire,” urged that Trotsky be granted refuge in spite of his previous activity. “Le Temps” declared that Leon Trotsky is not entitled to ask refuge because he himself refused it to others when he was in power.