Demonstrators Release White Mice at Soviet Fashion Show
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Demonstrators Release White Mice at Soviet Fashion Show

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Around 30 demonstrators broke into the Congress Palace yesterday and let loose several white mice during a Soviet fashion show within the framework of a “Soviet Decades” exhibit. The action was similar to one staged in New York several weeks ago by Jews protesting the treatment of their Soviet coreligionists. One of the protesters here, wearing a talith, mounted the rostrum and led the others in singing “Let My People Go.” The demonstrators were arrested. They said they belonged to a newly formed Antwerp-based movement in support of Soviet Jewry, and that yesterday’s action was the first in a planned series.

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