Paris Police Disperse Attackers on Jews
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Paris Police Disperse Attackers on Jews

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An attack on the Parisian Jewish quarter by the Camelots du Roi, French monarchist group, was narrowly averted by the timely intervention of the Paris police.

Last night the Camelots broke windows in the Jewish restaurant, Foyer Israelite, in the Latin Quarter, frequented by Jewish students. Then they began to march to the Jewish quarter. The police stationed in the Jewish neighborhood, were at once heavily reinforced, and the

Jewish store keepers were ordered to close their shops as a measure of precaution.

Many Jewish youths, learning of the threatened attack, rushed in taxies and motor cars to the Jewish district to join the Jewish self-defense group in repelling any attack.

However, the police succeeded in dispersing the monarchist anti-Semites and preventing further clashes.

Recently, the Camelots, who hate the Nazis worse than they do the Jews, joined with Jewish youths in breaking up a Nazi demonstration in Paris.

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