About 700 persons gathered in heavy rain here last night to urge the United States to “honor its moral obligation and speak” out against the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union. The outdoor rally, sponsored by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and several other groups, called on President Nixon for a “strong public statement” against the trials of Jews in the USSR, for the release of political prisoners and for free emigration. The rally also expressed support for 30,000 emergency visas for Soviet Jews, Yiddish language VOA broadcasts to the USSR and raising the Soviet Jewry issue at the United Nations.
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