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The Nation : 21 Rabbis Seized in Protest

June 11, 1985

Washington police arrested 21 rabbis as they chanted and prayed outside the Soviet Embassy to protest what one organizer called "an ongoing, silent holocaust" in the Soviet Union. The protest occurred on the eve of the scheduled trial in Washington of 24 other rabbis and one Lutheran pastor in connection with a similar demonstration on May 1. The government's decision to prosecute in that case--while dropping charges against hundreds of persons for demonstrating outside the South African Embassy--has been widely questioned.

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