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Vilna Like an Armed Camp: Police Automobiles and Fire Engines in Streets Ready to Disperse Demonstra

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Vilna continues to present the appearance of an armed camp. Police automobiles and fire engines with their water-hoses ready for action are out in the streets ready to disperse any fresh attempt at disturbances. Several new attempts at anti-Jewish outbreaks were made to-day in a number of Vilna districts, especially at Nova-Vilenca, where the Police Commandant had to call out the military to assist his police before he could quell the disturbances.

23 arrests were made in connection with the disorders.

85 Jews have been treated in the hospitals for serious wounds, and over 300 Jewish wounded have been registered so far with the Jewish Community, which expects the number to be increased by another hundred before the registration is completed.

On the whole, to-day was a quiet day in Vilna, the police having full control of the situation.

The Jewish Community of Vilna submitted a memorandum to the District Governor of Vilna to-day, giving details of the anti-Jewish disorders, and complaining in particular of the behaviour of certain police officers whose numbers are given, who were inactive in face of the disturbances, and in some cases even sided with the rioters.

The damage done to Jewish property in Vilna exceeds 200,000 zlotys, according to a statement made to the District Governor by the President of the Jewish Students’ Union in Vilna, and by ex-Deputy Dr. Wygodski, the President of the Vilna Jewish Community, for the purpose of investigation by a special commission appointed by the Governor to assess the amount of damage done in the disturbances.

The authorities confiscated to-day the Vilna edition of the Yiddish daily “Hajnt”, and several National Democratic papers, as well as the local pro-Government organ, for printing reports about the disturbances.

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