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Arrest of Emmeline Pankhurst in Glasgow
Emmeline Pankhurst visited St Andrew's Hall in Glasgow on 9 March 1914 to address a large meeting of the Women's Social and Political Union, the more militant suffragette organisation that she helped to found in 1903, knowing she was subject to re-arrest under the ‘Cat and Mouse Act’. Mrs Pankhurst was smuggled into the hall inside a laundry basket and appeared on stage before the police rushed in. Rioting followed, the police drew batons and several suffragette supporters, including Mrs Pankhurst, were hurt and arrested.
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