NEW YORK (Feb. 5)
A Jewish attorney active in civil rights causes said today he was organizing the first protest demonstration against the Iraqi execution of nine Jews in which representatives of New York’s Negro and Puerto Rican communities will take part. It will be staged Sunday afternoon in front of the United Nations, according to lawyer Abraham G. Jerges. He said he could not estimate how many Jews, Negroes and Puerto Ricans would participate because he was still receiving commitments. He reported that among the Negro leaders who have indicated they will join and bring followers were Rev. Milton Galamison, vice-president of the New York City Board of Education; Percy Sutton, borough president of Manhattan; Lionel Payne, chairman of the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council; Ray Williams of the Bedford-Stuyvesand Legal Service; Rev. William S. Van Meter, executive secretary of the department of Christian Social Relations of the Council of Churches of New York. Mr. Jerges said Herman Badillo, borough President of the Bronx and a leader of the Puerto Rican community would attend.