At the same time the League published an open letter to the French government asking:
1. Why were all the local authorities of Constantine absent from the city during the massacre ?
2. Why were not troops immediately dispatched to the scene of the riot to check the outbreak ?
3. Why did the censorship prevent news of the riot from reaching Paris?
Yesterday the Algerian Jewish Youth Association accused the Algerian government of having made no attempt to stop the pogrom and of having failed to issue orders to the police to do so. The association demanded that the French government institute a sweeping investigation of the riots and punish the officials guilty of laxity.
Populaire, leading French Socialist daily, bluntly accused Governor. General Jules Carde and other Algerian officials of being responsible for the massacre in Constantine and also accused the French government of having suppressed news of the riot for several days and of having deliberately minimized the death toll.