The taxpayers of Rubi, in Catalonia, have refused to pay the contribution
levied on them for putting the fortifications in a state of defence. The
authorities have taken measures to compel payment, and threaten to expell
all who refuse from their houses, and wall up the doors and windows.
, General Velarde, the
commander in Catalonia, resigned his command and fled in the face of a mutiny,
so I guess those threats didn’t work too well.
Storm of Protest Sweeps City as Motorists Face Double License Fee
(AP) — A
major storm of protest swept the city today as nearly a million automobile
owners contemplated the almost assured prospect of paying a double license
fee on their vehicles.
In several protest meetings the
new tax was attacked as “illegal,” “of very doubtful constitutionality[,”]
and as “the rawest deal yet.”
The automobile club of New York, after an all day meeting, announced that it
would advise its members to refuse to pay the tax, and further that it would
challenge the legality of the law as soon as it was officially passed.
Among other organized protests were the New York Real Estate Board, the
Citizens’ Budget Commission, the Citizens’ Union, the Institute for Public
Service, and the Socialist party.
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