A group of anti-Semites, carrying anti-Jewish placards in front of the White House, failed to attract public attention yesterday. The eight persons left the premises after parading for an hour, during which they were under close observation by the police.
The signs carried by the group alleged that atomic spies, and even President Eisenhower himself, belonged to the Jewish faith. They called for a demonstration against the Israel Embassy, but the public ignored the pickets. On Saturday the anti-Semites distributed propaganda on downtown streets in Washington and in nearby suburbs.
Lt. Charles Murphy of the Metropolitan Police said the eight pickets were the only evidence of what had been widely advertised in Washington on Saturday as a mass demonstration under the sponsorship of a so-called “National Committee to Free America from Jewish Domination.”
Police questioned the pickets who were later described as organized by a new lunatic fringe group of little importance.
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