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Police Proceedings in Limerick: Persecution of Jews Results in Fines

Today, a series of police proceedings took place in Limerick, targeting individuals involved in the harassment and molestation of Jews in the city. The authorities reported that no further incidents had occurred since then. Several individuals faced charges related to their disruptive behavior towards the Jewish community.

Five women and one man were fined 10s 6d each for their involvement in a disorderly crowd that had followed Jews and even resorted to throwing stones at them. Additionally, a youth received a fine of 5s for being part of the unruly group.

In a separate case, a woman was fined 10s 6d and ordered to pay 2s 6d in damages for committing minor assaults. These penalties were imposed as a result of their actions that targeted members of the Jewish community.

These proceedings come as part of the authorities’ efforts to address the ongoing persecution faced by the Jewish population in Limerick. The fines serve as a stern message that such acts of harassment and violence will not be tolerated in the city.

It is crucial to foster an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and understanding for all individuals, regardless of their religious or ethnic background. The hope is that these legal actions will contribute to the deterrence of further incidents and encourage a more inclusive and harmonious environment within Limerick.

Local authorities, community leaders, and advocates for human rights continue to work together to combat discrimination and ensure the safety and well-being of all residents, including the Jewish community. By upholding the principles of equality and tolerance, Limerick can strive to become a city that embraces diversity and stands firmly against prejudice and bigotry.

Dublin Evening Telegraph – Friday 22 January 1904

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