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Leon Blum Attacked by Royalists in Paris

February 14, 1936
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Leon Blum, head of the Socialist Party and member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, was attacked and beaten up by members of the Royalist Camelots du Roi after this morning’s session of the Chamber of Deputies.

After an emergency meeting of the cabinet, which followed the attack, President LeBrun issued a decree disbanding all Royalist organizations. Police tonight were taking precautions to prevent Leftist reprisals against the Royalists.

Blum’s injuries consisted of cuts and bruises. It was reported that he had tried to have his taxicab drive through a funeral procession for a Royalist leader, whereupon persons in the procession set upon him.

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