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Warsaw Jews Strike as Protest Against Excesses

April 18, 1923
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Work in all factories where Jews are employed was suspended and all Jewish shops were closed yesterday during the demonstration called by the Jewish Deputies Club, to protest the recent disturbances in Warsaw, and elsewhere throughout Poland, in connection with the agitation against the Soviet execution of Vicar General Butchkevitch.

Jews who habitually keep themselves aloof from the Jewish community joined the protest, owners of stores that are kept open on Yom Kippur, were closed on this occasion.

The halls where the protest meetings were held were packed to overflowing. Crowds jammed the streets in the vicinity of one theatre, blocking the traffic and necessitating suspension of the trolley service. Plenty of police were on hand to prevent trouble.

The principal meeting was addressed by a number of Jewish deputies and presided over by Senator Josias Thon. A resolution of protest prepared by the Executive Committee of the Jewish Community was adopted, calling on the Jews to resort to self-defense if the authorities fail to shield them from attacks.

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