Britons Arrested for Attacks on Jews in Liverpool, Manchester, Saiford
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Britons Arrested for Attacks on Jews in Liverpool, Manchester, Saiford

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Twenty arrested Englishmen faced court action today Liverpool, Manchester and Salford, charged with participating in anti-Jewish riots, saulting Jews on the streets, attacking synagogue buildings and wrecking and looting wish shops.

The arrests took place during a night of terror against Jews in Liverpool and ## a dozen other cities, carried out under the disguise of “revenge” for the two British sergeants hanged by the Irgun in Palestine. It was estimated this morning that are than 150 attacks took place throughout England, 101 in Liverpool alone.

In Liverpool, where the anti-Jewish excesses reached their peak during the ## hours of the night, attempts were made today to renew the rioting. Several of ##ese attempts, aimed at looting Jewish shops, were broken up by the police. Twelve ## the hooligans arrested in Liverpool were remanded on bail. Five were released on ## in Salford, and three fined in Manchester, where several new attacks occurred tonight.


The Mayor of Liverpool this morning appealed to the citizens of his city to cooperate with the police in preventing further attacks and looting in shops owned by {SPAN}##th{/SPAN} Jews and non-Jews. He pointed out that under any circumstances the persons who suffered were innocent and themselves condemned the actions of extremists in Palestine.

A cabinet factory owned by a Liverpool Jew was set on fire and demonstrators ## water hoses with which firemen were attempting to put out the blaze. Police said ## children were encouraged by hundreds of adults to loot stores whose window fronts ## been smashed. One Jew was beaten so badly that he was hospitalized. Special constables were called to duty during the night and flying squads of police were on the ##ve for many hours until a heavy rainfall just before dawn dispersed the mobs.

In London a meeting of the Jewish Ex-Servicemen’s Association was broken up ## police to prevent trouble from a hostile mob of several hundred persons. A short ## later the League of Ex-Servicemen held a meeting at which scores of policemen were ##sent. A Mosley news-letter was distributed and anti-Jewish speeches were made. In a London suburb windows were broken in a synagogue and the bulletin board was torn ##. Synagogue windows were also destroyed in Ramsgate.

Some 400 demonstrators surrounded a dance hall last night in Manchester and ?refused to permit the Jews inside to leave the building. They were eventually rescued by heavily-reinforced police squads. The windows of a large clothing store were amashed by a mob which shouted: “Down with the Jews” and “Death to the Jews.” Among the rioters were a number of soldiers.

In Salford a brick was thrown through a window and narrowly missed an 80-year-old woman who was ill with a heart disease. She died a few hours later and her death as attributed partly to the shock she suffered. Other demonstrations occurred in Lasgow and elsewhere.

In London, two women admitted in court this afternoon that they had smashed the window of a Jewish-owned store. The magistrate ordered them to pay damages amounting to $120.

Dispatches from Southern Rhodesia reveal that an attempt to burn down a syna?gue in Bulawayo was foiled by two Jewish youths who succeeded in extinguishing the ?laze before serious damage was done. It is believed that the attacks were made in re-aliation for the execution of the two British sergeants.

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