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French Mob in Tunis Wrecks Jewish-owned Pro-moslem Newspaper

A Jewish-owned French-language newspaper published here was wrecked this week-end by a French mob whose protest against self-government for Tunisia took a decidedly anti-Semitic turn.

The mob, organized by Frenchmen protesting the killing of two French settlers some 50 miles from Tunis, marched through this city shouting, anti-Jewish slogans. The most frequently heard shouts were: “Mendes-France to the Gallows” and “Down with the Jews.” The mob belabored the point that M. Mendes-France, who had promised. Tunisia autonomy and had begun the negotiations for this purpose when he was Premier of France, is a Jew. He is currently Vice Premier.

The editorial offices and print shop of the highly respected paper published in French by Andre Barouche, a Tunisian Jew who is a leader of the Neo-Destour (nationalist) movement, were sacked by the same mob. The extent of the damage here was not estimated.

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