We Shall Not Let Ourselves Be Terrorised: Declaration by Jewish Students in Reopened Vilna Universit
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We Shall Not Let Ourselves Be Terrorised: Declaration by Jewish Students in Reopened Vilna Universit

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We shall not let ourselves be terrorised, the Jewish students at Vilna University, which was reopened to-day declared, when the Christian students ostentatiously segregated themselves, occupying all the seats on the right side of the lecture halls, leaving the left side to the Jewish students. The Jewish students refused to take the seats, and stood during the lectures as a protest.

No disturbance of the peace occurred to-day in the University.

A boycott proclamation signed by the Polish Students’ Organisation and by the Russian Students’ Union, calling for a numerus clausus against the Jews at the University and a complete anti-Jewish boycott in all branches of life, was confiscated by the Vilna police authorities to-day.

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