52 Injured As Polish Nationalists Riot Against Jews Following Kaunas Settlement
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52 Injured As Polish Nationalists Riot Against Jews Following Kaunas Settlement

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Fifty-two Jews were wounded, two of them seriously, when extreme Nationalists rioted yesterday in what was described as apparent disappointment over the peaceful settlement of the Polish-Lithuanian crisis.

The disorders began in the afternoon, when 20 were injured and windows of many Jewish shops were broken before police restored order. The rioting was resumed in the evening in the Marszalkowska district, with two pedestrians wounded seriously enough to require removal to the hospital and 30 receiving first-aid.

Senator Moses Schorr narrowly escaped molestation by Nationalists while inspecting a damaged shop on Mazowiecka Street. Senator Schorr and Deputy Isaac Rubenstein called on the Minister of Interior to protest the excesses, and Dr. Schorr later stated that Premier Felice Marjan-Skladkowski had ordered strict measures to liquidate the disorders.

A warning that extremist tactics were not favored by the Government was given Saturday night by President Ignacy Moscicki, speaking at celebrations of the name day of the late Marshal Josef Pilsudski. The President denounced the demonstrations against the Jews and warned that if the extremists go too far they may force the government into a totalitarian regime.

Police turned fire hoses on anti-Semitics seeking to demonstrate this morning near the Copernicus Memorial. A second demonstration in front of the Warsaw Technical College was dispersed. Police removed a band of 200 anti-Semitic National Radicals (Naras) from a train on which they were proceeding to the resort suburb of Otwock to attack Jewish weekenders. Heavy police detachments patrolled the streets and all parks were closed.

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