BOSTON (Jan. 7)
The head of the Boston chapter of the Jewish Defense League condemned the placement of a small pipe bomb-type device that was found in a trash barrel at Boston Garden here last night just prior to the beginning of an exhibition game between the Boston Bruins and a touring Soviet team, the Moscow Dynamo. The Moscow team beat the Bruins 6-4.
Last month, the JDL official, Kenneth Sidman, distributed a letter to several metropolitan area newspapers asking that the exhibition game be cancelled. Sidman warned in the letter of the “potential for massive violence inside and outside (Boston) Garden.”
About 75 persons, including members of the Jewish Defense League, the local Jewish Community Relations Council Soviet Jewry Committee, and representatives from other Jewish organizations picketed outside the Garden last night protesting the exhibition match because of the Soviet Union’s harsh treatment of its Jewish population.