Warsaw (Feb. 20)
Another fatality has occurred in Poland as a result of anti-Jewish rioting, as happened in Vilna during the disturbances in November, when the antisemitic student Stanislaw Waclawski was killed in the course of the fighting. This evening a group of Christian students returning from evening classes run in connection with the Y.M.C.A., attacked in the Miodowa Street a number of Jewish students of the Krynski School who were coming back from a club meeting, and the Jewish students put up a vigorous defence. A policeman on duty in the street told the combatants to disperse, whereupon Stephan Plocik, one of the Christian students, a boy of 16, pulled the bayonet out of the policeman’s hand and ran off with it. The policeman shot after him, and Plocik fell dead. His colleagues took up a threatening attitude towards the policeman, who has to call for reinforcements, and several arrests were made.
The chief organ of the National Democratic Party, the “Gazeta Warszawska” has been confiscated to-day on account of a violent attack on the authorities in connection with the fatality.