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Communist-organized Demonstration of Unemployed Arabs Dispersed in Nazareth

February 24, 1950
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A Communist-organized demonstration of unemployed Arabs was today dispersed in Nazareth by the local police who fired warning shots. Communist sources claim that two of the demonstrators were wounded.

The police deny reports that the demonstrators numbered several hundred persons. According to the police, only about 50 men participated in the demonstration which refused to send a delegation to the military governor but insisted that the governor come down to talk to them.

A police officer was attacked by the demonstrators, who also tried to release by force several of their crowd who had been detained. It was then that the police were compelled to open fire, the official police report states. The Communists sent a telegram to Premier David Ben Gurion protesting against the police action and asking for an official inquiry.

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