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Lemberg Students Decide to Discontinue Strike After Stormy Meeting

June 13, 1929
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The nationalist students of the University of Lemberg, following a stormy meeting held today, decided to discontinue the strike they declared after the anti-Jewish excesses on June 3, perpetrated by members of their organization on the pretext that Jewish school girls had mocked or profaned a church procession on June 2.

According to a report of the Catholic News Agency, the Catholic academic youth plans to hold a religious procession on June 14 in all Polish university cities “to invoke divine forgiveness for the profanation of the Catholic religion during the Lemberg procession on June 2.

Yesterday, leaders of the nationalist student group declared that the strike would go on until they obtain “satisfaction” from District Chief Klotz for his use of the term “rowdies” when a student delegation urged him to release the 40 students arrested for participation in the anti-Jewish riot.

A claim for 100,000 Zlotys damage was filed with the Ministry of the Interior in Warsaw by the Lemberg Polish Jewish daily newspaper “Chwila,” whose offices were wrecked in the riot.

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