The Reichstag adopts an amnesty law guaranteeing impunity for all people involved in treasonous activities. Only the initiators and ringleaders are not protected by this law, nor are acts committed in self-interest and out of truculence.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 109-110]
Efforts have been ongoing for several days to obstruct French military traffic to Upper Silesia. On 17 August, there is unrest. Clashes take place between the local community and French armed forces. Consequently, the French military declares a state of siege.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 111]
Heavy riots unfold in Wroclaw. During the course of the rioting, the French and Polish consulates are stormed. Both buildings are heavily damaged. The German government apologizes immediately to France and Poland and announces that it will investigate the incident. A few days later, France demands compensation and that the German authorities and the Reichswehr salute the French flag. Germany refuses this.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 112]