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12 Jews Injured in Polish Town, Army Officers Halt Attacks

Twelve Jews were injured today, several of them seriously, when disorders broke out in the town of Przemysl following an altercation at a mineral water kiosk over payment for drinks. Further excesses were prevented by army officers who formed a barrier to protect the Jews.

According to reports reaching here, the attacks occurred at a kiosk owned by a Jew, Emanuel Mandel, near a shooting camp where several thousand were participating in a meeting of the Polish Shooting Clubs’ Union, when a customer remarked that some visitors had not paid for their drinks.

The booth was attacked by a crown of men who shouted that Jews were beating the Shooting Club members. Despite the efforts of an army officer, who threatened the rioters with a revolver, the kiosk was set afire and completely destroyed. Later Jews who passed by were beaten.