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    Thousands of Jewish protestors, including young people dressed in prison garb, demonstrated against the treatment of Soviet Jews when they paraded outside a Russian diplomatic residence at Long Island on Monday (January 4).

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    Thousands of Jewish protestors, including young people dressed in prison garb, demonstrated against the treatment of Soviet Jews when they paraded outside a Russian diplomatic residence at Long Island on Monday (January 4). The protest came at a time when Moscow was threatening reprisals if the demonstrations in the United States became violent.

    After an open-air rally nearby, an estimated 1,800 cars converged on the Soviet residence. A single float was fenced round like a prison stockade. It carried pictures of recently convicted Soviet Jews and young demonstrators dressed as convicts.

    The float also served as a platform for the protest speakers. One of them, Rabbi David Blumenfeld, called for an end to "repressive" measures against Soviet Jews:
    In the meantime, members of the Jewish Defence League were burning a Soviet flag. The protest ended with the release of hundreds of balloons, each of them carrying the legend: "Let my people go."
    Retaliating to such demonstrations the following day, Moscow blamed Zionist extremists for interfering with the normal running of Soviet institutions and for threatening Soviet diplomats with violence. Because of the protests, Soviet protection of American premises in Moscow.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEY7V0X3VARCUAEQBXBEEGCNLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEY7V0X3VARCUAEQBXBEEGCNLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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