Warsaw Police Forbid Rally to Protest Endek Riots
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Warsaw Police Forbid Rally to Protest Endek Riots

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A meeting of the Jewish Workers Party to protest anti-Semitic agitation and escesses, scheduled to be held here yesterday, was called off at the eleventh hour by police. The action, according to the police, was in the interests of preserving public order.

An official complaint lodged by officials of the schools, which have been closed as a result of the anti-Semitic rioting, against students participating in the disturbances was referred by the police to a summary court.

A house-to-house search for student members of the anti-Semitic National Democratic Party (Endeks) continued today, resulting in many arrests on charges of participating in the attacks on Jewish students.

A conference between Rector Warchalowski of the Politechnic Institute and the president of the student body, failed to

accomplish the desired results when the latter insisted that the students would not pledge peace until their ultimatum of Friday is met. The ultimatum demanded a numerus clausus for Jewish students, subsidies for them to be based on the proportion of the Jewish population and separate seats and laboratories in the universities.

An appeal to the university authorities to adopt the most energetic measures to stop the students from rioting was voiced in the Gazeta Polska, semi-official Government organ, in an editorial captioned “Jungle.”

The editorial, describing the fighting methods of the Endek youths as barbarous, states that they do not reflect credit on the Polish spirit.

The Gazeta caustically refers to the so-called national heroes who during the student riots before the universities were closed attacked unarmed individual in hordes, using knives, iron rods, razor blades attached to sticks and forced the captured Jewish students to run a gauntlet of armed tormentors, after which they were beaten to a pulp.

According to the Gazeta one Jewish student in Lwow was thrown from the second story of a school building.

All schools and colleges in Warsaw closed as a result of anti-Semitic riots will continue closed indefinitely it was announced Friday following a conference of school officials and a representative of the Ministry of Education.

The Ministry’s delegate to the conference declared that in the event of a recurrence of the riots when the schools are reopened finally, the Government will order a new enrollment as it did in 1933.

In the Government press it was pointed out that the riots in the schools were caused by the Endek agitation and had resulted in the enforced idleness of 20,000 students, hundreds of whom have been placed in the most difficult position since their subsidies have been stopped.

The entrances to all the schools where riots had occurred are being guarded by police.

An emergency court sentenced three Endek rioters to seven days each imprisonment and two to three days.

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