A torchlight parade and the dedication of a municipal site in Denver, which the city and county have agreed to develop as a memorial park for victims of the Babi Yar massacre by the Nazis, highlighted a Simhat Torah demonstration here today as Jews in more than 50 cities and universities planned to express solidarity with Soviet Jewry. Arrangements for the park were made with the Committee of Concern for World Jewry of Denver and approved in a resolution.
The demonstrations are being coordinated by the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry. A parade-demonstration is planned Oct. 6 at the capitol building in Phoenix, Arizona. Prayer services and outdoor demonstrations are set for Oct. 12 in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco. Demonstrations will take place Oct. 5 in Hamden and Hartford, Conn., and at Yale University and in Waterbury on Oct. 12.
Outdoor rallies are planned for Oct. 12 in Wilmington, Del. and Washington, D.C. The University of Chicago will be the site of an outdoor gathering on Oct. 4. Community rallies are planned on Oct. 5 in the Miami Beach Auditorium and the Chicago Loop Synagogue. Also scheduled for Oct. 5 are demonstrations at the University of Indiana and at Hammond and on Oct. 12 in Indianapolis. A protest march to the state capitol is scheduled in Des Moines on Oct. 5.
Events are also slated or were held in San Jose, Bloomington, Boston, Northampton, Detroit Flint, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Kansas City (Mo.), St. Louis, Omaha, Albany, Ithaca, Schenectady, Syracuse, Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Tulsa, Portland (OR), Easton, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Dallas, Houston, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Seattle and Milwaukee. In addition, Canadian demonstrations were scheduled or held in Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
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