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Roumania May Demand New Trial for Borscha Agitators

The highest government authorities here are understood to be ready to demand a retrial of 68 anti-Semitic agitators who last week were found not guilty of having participated in the Borscha outrages last summer. Highly-placed officials are also demanding that the appeal of the state’s attorney against the Satu-Mare court’s decision receive particular attention.

The entirely unexpected acquittal of the Borscha agitators has created a very unpleasant situation for the Mironescu cabinet because the maintenance of order in the country is intimately connected with a projected foreign loan. Not only was the result of the five-day trial a surprise to the Jews but the Roumanian press and public opinion has been aroused since a different verdict was expected.