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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II

455 — The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg

The acting Prime Minister to General Freyberg

30 June 1945

Reference my immediately preceding telegram.

The following is the text of the report: The Trieste trade unions have sent cables to the British, Russian, French, and Italian trade union organisations protesting against the British and American Military Government's policy towards them. The protest alleges page 425 that the Military Government is confiscating and requisitioning trade union property and also making arrests, and appeals to the trade union organisations to do their utmost to end the Military Government's unfriendly policy.

According to the Yugoslav News Agency, New Zealanders have searched the Slovene Home of Culture in Trieste and made arrests.