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Pioneer Group Denies Inciting Lithuania Riots

The central committee of the Lithuanian Hechalutz, Jewish pioneer organization, today denied emphatically a statement by the Lithuanian government accusing the organization of having caused an anti-Jewish riot in Siauliai. The Hechalutz denied that uniformed members of the organization had attacked a non-Jewish druggist. The denial stressed the fact that members of the Hechalutz do not wear uniforms and that no member of the group was arrested in connection with the affair.

The chief of police at Siauliai today ordered the closing of all