NORWAY: Porsgrund Outrage

In law-abiding Norway mob resistance to policemen is all but unknown. Suddenly last week 1000 water front workers, on strike at Porsgrund, grew ugly, resisted 120 policemen, drove them back and back until they took refuge in a factory.

So alarmed in Oslo was Norwegian Premier Ludvig Kolstad by this outrage that he despatched to Porsgrund two destroyers, two minelayers, a company of the Royal Guard, a machine gun battery and police bomb squads. Not content with even these precautions, Premier Kolstad called conscripts in and around Porsgrund, thereby compelling a majority...

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