Violence following Larkin meeting at Liberty Hall

Published: 28 August 1913

James Larkin and other Union leaders who were arrested and charged today, have appeared at a public meeting at Liberty Hall. Larkin has reiterated his commitment to a mass demonstration on Sunday, and implored the crowd to join him there ‘in defiance of the police and their hired assassins’.

Shortly after the meeting concluded clashes were reported between the police and a crowd that had marched from the direction of Liberty Hall. The crowd was rushed by the police, forcing protestors across O’Connell Bridge and down Bachelor’s Walk. It is reported that fighting took place along the quays, and that the police engaged the crowds with drawn batons. The crowds are now reported to have dispersed.

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