Insult to Leon Blum Leads to Fight in French Chamber
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Insult to Leon Blum Leads to Fight in French Chamber

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An insulting cartoon of Leon Blum, Jewish Socialist leader of France, published in the Nationalist newspaper La Liberte, whose director, Camille Aymard, called M. Blum a traitor, led to a fist fight yesterday in the corridors of the Chamber of Deputies between Socialist and Nationalist Deputies and newspapermen.

Armed Republican guards had to be called to put an end to the fight in which about twenty or thirty persons were engaged. M. Aymard, who was the principal point of attack, had friends on his side. During the fight he produced from his pocket a dog whip, which indicated that he came prepared for the tussle.

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