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Twelve Injured in Haken-kreuzler Riot in Vienna

September 14, 1926
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A Hakenkreuzler demonstration in Vienna on Saturday resulted in a riot in which twelve Jews and policemen were injured, according to a despatch from Vienna to the “New York Times.”

The trouble started when the police interfered with an attempt of Hakenkreuzler manifestants either to go to the Jewish quarter to attack the Jews or to City Hall.

The demonstrators got as far as Ring Boulevard, where they broke windows in one of the big cafes, beat several Jewish patrons and rescued from the police the ringleader of the rioters, who, however, was soon rearrested. Sixty-five arrests were made. All but sixteen of the young men arrested were released later.

The object of the meeting was to protest against the alleged action of the Socialist municipality in subsidizing the Socialist athletic meet here this Summer, while charging the Pan-German track meet 7,000 kronen entertainment tax.

The meeting also denounced the municipality, which practically has a monopoly on billposting, for refusing to post the Pan-German placards containing their protest on the athletic meet.

Three thousand took part in the meeting, but only a small fraction of the youngest element was involved in the rioting.

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