Paris (Aug. 22)
The French administration in Algiers was openly charged here tonight with direct responsibility for the pogroms in Constantine at a public protest meeting under the auspices of the French League to Combat Anti-Semitism. President Bernhard Lecache of the League, who presided, demanded to know whether it was true that:
1. The Constantine garrison was locked up in the barracks during the pogrom after a Zouave regiment had expressed the desire to intervene and protect the Jewish population.
2. The civil authorities of Constantine refused to ask for troops to halt the pogrom.
3. Anti-Semitic propaganda was not forbidden.
“Why were none of the officials responsible for the pogrom dismissed from their posts?” Leache asked.