J.w.v. Asks Ban on Rockwell Washington Rally to Prevent Violence
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J.w.v. Asks Ban on Rockwell Washington Rally to Prevent Violence

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The Jewish War Veterans warned Secretary of the Interior Fred Seaton today that a militant anti-Jewish rally scheduled here for next Sunday by the American Nazi Party could result in Nazi violence. They asked him to ban the meeting.

The organization asked that the Park Police be instructed to prevent George Lincoln Rockwell, the “fuehrer,” from inciting anti-Jewish violence “on the Mall, within sight of the Capitol building.” The veterans said that Rockwell’s “libel” was “not within the protection of the First Amendment as free speech.”

Late today the Interior Department informed the JWV that Rockwell would not be permitted to use his loudspeaker equipment at the Sunday rally.

Rep. Leonard Farbstein of New York complained to Secretary Seaton today that his constituents, including touring school children, had been abused by the Nazi demonstrators. He said it was the duty of the Park Police to “protect the rights of the school children and other tourists.”

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