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Strike News - August 29th 1913: How the day unfolded

Published: 29 August 1913

Below is a real-time summary of the events in relation to the strike action in Dublin on the 29th August.

4pm: Mr Swifte, Chief Divisional Magistrate, has issued a Proclamation banning the meeting planned by James Larkin for Sunday.

10pm: It is reported that a crowd of 10,000 strike supporters gathered this evening at Beresford Place. The meeting was addressed by James Larkin who burnt a copy of the Proclamation banning Sunday’s planned demonstration in support of the strike. As the crowd dispersed there were reports of clashes with the police in the O’Connell Bridge area, and it is rumoured that a number of assaults took place. The city is now reported to be quiet.


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