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Police and Unemployed Clash in Tel Aviv; Several Slightly Injured During Demonstration

Several persons were slightly injured today in a clash between police and about 1,000 unemployed who gathered in front of the Knesset building shouting “give us employment and bread.”

The demonstration of the jobless–all of whom come from the town of Ramleh took place without any disturbances at the premises of the Israeli parliament, but when the demonstrators proceeded to Hakiryah, official seat of the government, they were halted by strong police detachments and were forced to disperse. In the course of the males several policemen and demonstrators suffered slight injuries.

The Histadrut and the Federation of Industries today signed an agreement stipulating that cost-of-living allowances will henceforth be based on the June index of 350 points, which is 20 points less than the index established for March.