Disturbances in Bray continue

Published: 10 October 1913

Workers at Bray docks have refused to unload from the coal steamer the Salturin, belonging to Messrs Heiton and Co, which arrived at Bray Harbour yesterday morning. Many private individuals and businesses, their supply having been depleted, sent carts to the docks today and loaded up their own coal. These carts and wheelbarrows, some of which were being led by children, were met by the strikers on leaving the docks and were forcibly turned over, depositing the loads of coal onto the street. 

As a majority of Bray policemen have been relocated to Dublin city centre in recent weeks, the local barracks was undermanned and not able to respond. Police reinforcements have been called from Wicklow and Arklow to try and quell the disturbances.

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