GREAT BRITAIN: Truncheon Charges

What English constables call their "truncheons" became clubs with a vengeance last week as jobless men were beaten back and down in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Croydon, Westham and North Shields by what Victorian novelists used to call "the arm of the law in blue.''

Out-of-workers battled with bottles. In London a smart Bobby dodged a bottle-blow, let it knock out Out-of-Worker James Cunningham. Into the breach as James Cunningham went down stepped Rev. J. C. Putterill, prominent social reformer. "Come on men!" he roared and led 3,000 jobless on a window-smashing...

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