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17 Anti-semites Arrested in Lemberg After Attack; Face 5 Years Imprisonment

Clashes with the police, attacks on Jews and the smashing of the windows of Jewish shops were the tokens of anti-Semitic students memorializing of Stanislas Waclawski, the Christian student killed during the anti-Jewish disturbances in Vilna last year.

A Waclawski memorial service was held in the Jesuit Church in Lemberg yesterday. When the authorities refused permission for the erection of a Waclawski memorial slab the students took matters into their own hands. Two thousand strong, they attempted to form a procession despite the refusal of the authorities to permit any demonstration.

The demonstrants soon encountered difficulties with the police and at Smolka Platz a clash between the students and the police took place.

During the disturbances the windows of Jewish shops and the cafes Louvre, Jagiellonska, Reytana and Stanislawa were smashed.

Fifteen Jews were mistreated in the Akademicka, Pilsudskiego and Zielona Streets.

On Saturday the Jewish students were thrown out of the Law school by the anti-Semite despite the protection offered by the Rector, Priest Gerstman.

In the evening the National Democratic students attacked the pro-government students.

The police had to be summoned to restore order. Seventeen anti-Semitic students were arrested.

The authorities have urged the Jewish victims of the attack to file claims for damages against those responsible.

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