Zionist Youths Picket Chase Manhattan Building; Many Onlookers Cheer Pickets

About 100 members of Zionist youth groups picketed the Chase Manhattan building in lower Manhattan for more than an hour today, distributing leaflets to onlookers urging them to withdraw their accounts from the bank. Barry Liben, 18, a member of Betar, the Revisionist Zionist youth movement, said many of the onlookers cheered the young pickets. He reported that after the pickets began marching in front of the bank, officials asked them to leave. When a police officer arrived and told them to move from the building area, they went to the sidewalk, and continued to march. The leaflet, prepared in the form of a “Memo To The Wall Street Community” from “Jewish youth,” asked readers to withdraw their accounts. The leaflet cited the meeting recently between David Rockefeller, president of the bank and other bank officials, with President Nixon, at which they reportedly urged changes in American policy toward the Arab countries.

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