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"Battle of Downing Street" (nov 22, 1913 – nov 22, 1913)

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Prime Minister Asquith announced that Parliament wouldn’t be considering another suffrage bill, and an even worse riot ensued (the press called it the “Battle of Downing Street”). “Over 185 suffragettes were arrested, and the violence rose to such a level that the London Times called the demonstrators ‘demented creatures, and it was evident that their conduct completely alienated the sympathy of the crowd.’ … it was at this point that the WSPU … both severely increased its militancy (they issued a statement declaring that ‘as the Prime Minister will not give us the assurance that women shall be enfranchised next year, we revert to a state of war’) and began to lose public support.”

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Date:

nov 22, 1913
nov 22, 1913
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