Prime Minister assailed in House of Commons

Published: 11 June 1913

As Mr. Asquith spoke to the Commons yesterday about the Finance Bill, missiles were thrown from the public gallery. The missiles directed at the Prime Minister were comprised of bundles of paper, some of which had been filled with flour, and Mr. Asquith was not harmed. It seems, from the trajectory of the missiles, that the Prime Minister was the intended target. The man who threw the missiles was heard to shout ‘Justice for Miss Davison’, a reference to the suffragette recently killed at the Derby. The man was removed and arrested.

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