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Arabs Clash with Police in Nablus: Baton Charge and Firing in Air to Disperse Mob Demonstrating Agai

Police and Arabs clashed today in Nablus, when following the arrest last night of three of the ringleaders of the anti-Jewish agitation on a charge of sedition, a mob of about 200 gathered outside the police barracks at mid-day and refused to disperse when called upon to do so.

The police charged the demonstrators with their batons, and when this was ineffectual, a British police sergeant fired his revolver several times into the air. No one was hit. A few of the demonstrators were clubbed by the police, and by two o’clock order was restored, according to a statement made by a high police authority.

The three Arabs arrested in Nablus last night were brought to Jerusalem at dawn today, and appeared before a British magistrate who remanded them for trial next week.

Sir John Chancellor exploded today the Arab allegation that the Government census amnesty legalising the residence of immigrants who entered the country illegally since the last census in 1922 is a move to benefit only Jews. The amnesty, the High Commissioner told an Arab delegation today, will benefit about 25,000 people, of whom 18,000 are Arabs.

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