Demonstration at Bulgarian Mission
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Demonstration at Bulgarian Mission

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Representatives of major Jewish organizations in the New York area demonstrated last night for almost three hours outside the Bulgarian Mission to the United Nations where top level Soviet officials were meeting at an official reception. The Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry coordinated the demonstration. Other organizations represented on the picket line included the American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, and the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry.

Glenn Richter, national coordinator of the SSSJ, reported that Gavriel Shapiro, who was sentenced in July to one year at corrective labor, yesterday began to work in an automobile plant in Moscow. He is required to carry heavy car parts, Richter said, and has to turn over 20 percent of his income to the government.

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