Police Clubs End “march to Palestine” 25 Miles from Warsaw

A police detachment 25 miles out of Warsaw today broke up a “March to Palestine” of 150 Polish-Jewish youths who had set out this morning, without passports or visas, to tramp through Europe to the Holy Land to call the world’s attention to the plight of Poland’s 3,500,000 Jews. An “army” of 1,000 youths had been enrolled for the march.

The police, swinging batons, dispersed the marchers who had defied repeated orders to turn back and continued on their way shouting Zionist slogans.

Several of the marchers were injured in the police charge. William Ryppel, Warsaw lawyer and Zionist who organized the march and led it personally, was arrested. His followers returned to Warsaw.

The march was organized under the auspices of the Jewish Youth Movement, which is seeking to arouse Jewish financiers abroad to aid the Polish Jews.

Mr. Ryppel was received before the marchers set off by Premier Skladkowski and presumably discussed the pilgrimage.

Newspapers commented caustically on the march, indicating it was doomed to failure.

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