Bomb Wounds Two in Prague; Police Disperse Fascist Demonstrations
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Bomb Wounds Two in Prague; Police Disperse Fascist Demonstrations

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A bomb, believed planted by the Czech Fascist organization, wrecked a building and seriously injured two persons last night in Prague’s old ghetto. The explosion occurred near the section’s principal synagogue.

Czech police dispersed a group of young uniformed Fascists demonstrating in the center of the city for an “effective” solution of the Jewish question. Similar demonstrations were dispersed in Bruenn.

President Emil Hacha conferred with Reichs protector Baron Konstantin von Neurath, reportedly to receive an analysis of Germany’s suggestions for changes in the protectorate’s proposed anti-Jewish law. Later Dr. Hacha met with the committee which is redrafting the measure. The next cabinet meeting is expected to adopt the new text, revised according to Reich demands.

Meanwhile, Jews were banned from acting as justices of the peace, jurors, court interpreters or guardians, under a decree listing persons “unable to hold office for reason of public order.”

Of 251 Jewish lawyers registered with the Slovak Bar Association in Bratislava, only ten were permitted to continue in practice under the new Slovakian anti-Jewish law.

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