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Government Ending Bukowina Disturbances As Agitation Spreads to Bessarabia

While the government is carrying out its plans to stamp out the anti-Semitic disturbances in Bukowina new anti-Semitic agitation has broken out, this time in Bessarabia. The peasants there are being incited against the Jews by propaganda stating that the Jewish bankers are responsible for the low prices being received for this year’s crops. Reports in the Roumanian press indicate that the anti-Semitism of the peasants is in some measure traceable to the difficult agricultural situation.

Disturbances are reported in Teghina Zimislea where the gendarmes have arrested a priest, a school teacher and three students, indicating that the government is actually determined to suppress the attacks of the peasants.

The Jewish community of Kishinev has addressed a telegram of protest to King Carol, minister of interior Vayda Voevod and Premier Maniu regarding the troubles in Bukowina. On the other hand Vayda Voevod has issued a vigorous denial of the reports in the Roumanian papers that there have been new outbreaks in Southern Bukowina. He termed the story that the “Czernowitz Morgenblatt”, a Jewish paper had been confiscated, fantastic and declared untrue the report of excesses in Solca.

The notorious anti-Semitic agitators Danila and Nicolai Totu who called on Vayda Voevod today to protest against their being detained in a pig-sty were declined an audience and their immediate arrest was ordered.

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