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Black Panther Group Holds Peaceful Rally; Calls for End to Housing, Job Bias

August 4, 1971
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A peaceful rally by one of the Black Panthers groups was staged tonight in the city’s main square. The recurring theme presented by the group’s leaders to the more than 200 demonstrators was that favoritism was being shown toward non-Oriental Jews especially in the areas of housing and job opportunities. The group, which terms itself “Panthers – Blue and White,” is led by Eddy Malka. It split off several months ago from the main Black Panther group when the latter entered an unofficial alliance with the Organization of North African Immigrants. The leaders of tonight’s rally reiterated the demand that existing housing, which is earmarked for immigrants from Eastern Europe, should be given to newlywed couples and large families. Police did not interfere with the rally but directed traffic to other streets. Two hours earlier, a parade of persons riding on donkeys and armed with loudspeakers passed through the main streets here to call attention to the “Youth City” which will be formed here later in the week and will include joint Jewish-Arab happenings.

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