Camelots Du Roi Join with Jews Against Nazis in Paris Cafe Melee
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Camelots Du Roi Join with Jews Against Nazis in Paris Cafe Melee

Nazi propaganda methods were responsible for a curious alignment of forces in a battle in a Montparnasse cafe early this morning when the Camelots du Roi, anti-Semitic monarchist group, joined with Jewish students in a pitched battle against Nazi sympathizers.

Students visititng the cafe last night, including a number of Jewish youths, objected to the repeated appearance there of a newspaper vendor hawking anti-Semitic publications and making insulting remarks about the Jews, including French Jews, and drove him out. He returned about midnight and a new argument started. It developed into a fight when a number of Nazi students rushed into the cafe.

Then, to the surprise of by-standers, another group, wearing the insignia of the Camelots du Roi, also entered the fray, but on the side of the anti-Nazi forces. Police restored order.