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The food riots that began more than a week ago when 200 women of Mizubashi, a fishing village in Toyama Prefecture, met on the seashore to discuss their greivances, have assumed alarming proportions and events such as never occurred in the history of this country are reported from all the great cities of the south and west.

In every case, the disturbances have taken the form of raids on the stores of rice dealers, in nearly all of which women have taken part.

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