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Arrests Halt Soviet Protests

December 09, 1987|United Press International

MOSCOW — After three consecutive days of confrontations with police, a group of Soviet Jews seeking permission to leave the country today called off further demonstrations, saying arrests have depleted their numbers.

"We planned to protest every day of the summit but so many have been arrested or kept locked in their homes by the KGB that it is impossible to organize a demonstration," one refusenik said in a brief telephone interview.

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