THE BRITISH WOMEN'S EMANCIPATION MOVEMENT 1830-1930


THE TAX RESISTANCE LEAGUE Part 2:
Women's procession attacked by men, 1912


Before it even started a crowd of anti-suffragists collected outside and began a noisy protest, grabbing and tearing at the banners. Despite this, the procession set off. It was repeatedly 'rushed' by unruly mobs of hostile men. The women, dishevelled but not deterred, continued.



The first banner torn at the start of the procession, outside 1 St Paul's Place

"The march was a continual struggle, varied by a free fight between the Antis and the Police and male friends of the Suffragists. The police did their best to hold back the crowd and prevent actual rough handling of the Suffragists, who showed considerable courage in continuing their march under the circumstances."





The procession passing Eversfield Place




Mrs Darent Harrison and Miss Hogg




Miss Hogg's residence, 36 Eversfield Place, decorated with posters






The crowds surround Mrs Darent Harison's carriage outside Matthew's Auctioneers, 60 Norman Road, opposite the Methodist Church.

Suffragettes being led away.
The photo on the right was taken outside 81 London Rd, looking towards the sea.
Photographs and quote from the Hastings & St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser June 1912.



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