Showered Soot on Struggling Suffs.
Joint Demonstration With Tax Resisters Not Glittering Success.
Hastings, Eng., — (Can. Press.) — A joint demonstration of the tax resisters’ league and militant suffragettes, held here today as a protest against the sale of the belongings of those who refuse to pay taxes, was broken up by a mob. The women were roughly handled and half smothered with soot. Their banners were smashed.
The police finally succeeded in getting the women into a blacksmith shop, where they held the mob at bay until the arrival of reinforcements. The women were then escorted to a railway station.
You can read about the response to this incident from within the suffragist ranks in a couple of reports in The Vote: