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Iron Guard Gang Arrested in Bucharest for Attacking Jews, Wounding Children

A group of anti-Semitic hoodlums who had been sent from Jassy to provoke anti-Jewish riots here have been arrested following a disturbance in the Jewish quarter of Bucharest.

The gang, which consisted of ten men armed with pistols and blackjacks, most of whom were found to be drunk, roamed the streets shooting at random and assaulting passersby. Two Jewish orphaned children were seriously wounded and many other people were hurt.

Six of the rioters were captured and turned over to the military authorities, who announced that they were former members of the Iron Guard in Jassy who had come here to provoke disturbances.

The Bucharest radio announced today that Jewish army officers who were stripped of their commissions by the Antonescu Government have been reinstated in the rank they held as of December, 1940.