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More than 1000 demonstrators shared their concern for the plight of Soviet Jewry when they assembled here Tuesday night in front of the Shrine Auditorium, on the opening of the Bolshie Ballet’s Los Angeles appearance. The demonstrators carried banners contrasting the acceptance of cultural exchange with the USSR with the concern for the Soviet Union’s cultural repression of Jews. The rally was organized under the chairmanship of Dr. Robert Gerber, and coordinated by the Commission on Soviet Jewry of the Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles, An ad in the program explained that the reason for the protest was the denial by Soviet authorities of human rights to Soviet Jews.

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