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Several Soviet Jews Injured by Police on Rosh Hashanah Eve

Several Soviet Jews were injured and at least one was hospitalized when police forcibly ended their attempt to block heavy traffic deliberately diverted past Moscow’s central synagogue on Arkhipov Street on Rosh Hashanah eve, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry reported today. The diversion of traffic to the narrow, normally empty side street on the High Holy Days is a typical form of Soviet harassment, an SSSJ spokesman said. This time, Jews laid down in the street in front of the synagogue but were dragged away by police.