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Suffragettes at the People’s Palace

I still manage to fall in through the door of Glasgow’s People’s Palace occasionally (where the staff are wonderful), and one of the little gems that seems to manage to hold its position on display there is a photograph showing the sort of weapons those nice ladies from the Suffragette movement felt it necessary to carry around with them.

From the display card:

weapons carried by suffragettes at a meeting in 1914

The printing of this photograph by the Daily Record after a Suffragette meeting made the public less sympathetic to the Suffragette cause, although the Suffragettes involved had felt it necessary to carry weapons in self defence.

I am NOT making a point about the Suffragettes here. If anything, I am merely noting that things have changed little in almost 100 years, and Rent-a-Mob, Neo-Nazis, or just thugs and bullies, still seem to be as keen today to hijack the legitimate causes of others, and use them for their own ends.

And they even use the same excuse for carrying their personal arsenal: “For self defence.”

Suffragettes weapons

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June 15, 2013 - Posted by | Civilian | , , , ,

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