Religious disturbances in Liverpool


April 25, 1903
A serious disturbance occurred on Saturday night in Liverpool, as the result of Protestant agitation meeting, over a thousand demonstrators having a desperate encounter with the police. Rev. George Wise, the Protestant leader, is now serving a term of imprisonment for failing to find sureties to keep the peace. A meeting of his supporters was held on Saturday on the question of free speech. The police arrested two men. An attempt was made to release them, and seventy additional constables were called out. Stones were thrown, and the police drew their batons. Four men were arrested. Two of the constables had to be treated at the hospital. Several in the procession sustained slight injuries.
(Aberdeen Journal: April 27, 1903)

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