Cairo (May. 10)
About twenty people, including two policemen, were wounded here today when a mob stoned police who attempted to break up a demonstration against the recommendation of the Anglo-American inquiry committee. Fifty persons were arrested.
Most of the shops in Cairo were closed and street cars were not running as a result of the general strike proclaimed by certain Moslem organizations in protest against the committee’s report favoring the immediate admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine. The city was cut of bounds to British troops.
A report from Baghdad said that the protest strike in Iraq, which was called in sympathy with the Arabs in Palestine, will be maintained until noon on Saturday. Shops, theatres and other public services here closed at noon today. Publication of daily newspapers has been suspended. Police squads are patrolling the streets and the Government has ordered that no more than five persons can gather in any place in Baghdad, in order to prevent demonstrations.