Riots in aftermath of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination
Destruction of Serbian's houses and hotels by the crowd in Sarajevo. Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], July 11 1914

Riots in aftermath of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination

Published: 30 June 1914

The anti-Serbian riots arising out of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand lasted until martial law was declared today. The mob wrecked property everywhere, including private dwellings. The Hotel Europe and the Imperial Hotel were also destroyed in the chaos.

A Serbian tailor's premises plundered and contents thrown into the road amidst the riots. (Image: Illustrated London News [London, England], July 11 1914)

Martial law was declared after shots were fired and the violence increased and spread throughout the city. Communication lines across the city have also been cut.

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