Friday, 30 January 2009

The Riot Act in Glasgow

Today saw the 90th anniversary of the last ever reading of the Riot Act in Britain, which happened at Glasgow's George Square on a day that became known as "Bloody Friday". The issue leading to the riots was worker's rights on Clydeside, and by the time the authorities had dealt with the strike some 19 policemen and 34 strikers were injured.

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