Suffragettes - militant activities

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  • Suffragettes
    • Militant activities
    • Manchester Free Trade Hall -1905
      • First militant activity from the WSPU
      • Their questions were ignored in a speech from a Liberal Party leading member
      • Christabel and Annie Kennedy were flung out of the building and attempted to address the corwd
      • Arrested for obstruction and spitting at a police officer
    • Black Friday - 1908
      • Asquith (PM) failed to mention Women's suffrage in Parliament
      • Emmeline led 300 women to the HoC to violently protest
      • Police were involved - controversy over how they dealt with the protests
      • Ada Wright - injured. Published in newspapers
    • Hunger striking - 1909
      • Began in 1909 in prisons
      • Resulted in the force feeding of Suffragettes imprisoned
        • Embarrassed the government
      • Resulted in the 'Cat and Mouse' Act - 1912
        • Meant that if a suffragette was too weak from hunger striking they could go home to 'mend' but would return to prison afterwards
    • Women's Sunday - 1910
      • Hyde Park - VFW Demonstrations
      • 300,000 people attended
    • Emily Davison's Death - 1913
      • Epson Derby - lots of people
      • Trampled by the King's horse
      • Theories: Suicide, Recklessness, Accident
      • Large WSPU funeral - sympathetic publicity (martyr?)

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