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No Compensation to Be Paid Prague Riots Sufferers; Order and Peace Are Now Restored

With order in Prague and the provinces completely restored, the anti-Semitic agitation in the press that resulted from last week’s anti-German demonstrations has been discontinued and a repetition of the troubles is believed unlikely. The damages caused by the riots are estimated at 500,000 Kronen, half of which was suffered by Jews. Both the federal and municipal governments have refused to compensate the property-owners, advising them to collect damages from the 91 persons arrested in connection with the disturbances.

The authorities are now investigating the responsibility of a number of police officers who are accused of sympathizing with the nationalists and anti-Semites who instigated the riots. These officers are alleged to have disregarded orders to take more energetic measures to preserve order. This insubordination was said to have been apparent on the first day of the troubles, and consequently there is a possibility that the ministry of the interior will take disciplinary measures against the accused officers.