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Pickets Demonstrate Before British Embassy to Protest Deportation of Jews to Cyprus

Over four hundred people, wearing black arm bands, carrying placards assailing British policy in Palestine, and chanting “open the gates of Palestine,” demonstrated in front of the British Embassy this afternoon. They were headed by 12 leading rabbis of Washington.

The black arm bands were worn in memory of the three Jews recently killed in Haifa in attempts to prevent deportation of Jewish refugees from Palestine to Cyprus, and the two Jewish children who died in a ship en route to Cyprus. The demonstrators chanted the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead and the rabbis offered prayers. Placards carried the slogans: “from Dachau to Cyprus,” “Neither Nazi nor British concentration camps,” “Fight British tyranny in Palestine.”