The Suffragettes

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Social and Political Union (suffragettes) was formed in 1903 by former Suffragists. It was led by Emmeline Pankhurst. These women had become impatient with the lack of progress using peaceful tactics.

Tactics include- Leaflets, their own newspaper, larger demonstrations and marches, publicity stunts, disrupting meetings, breaking windows, arson, chaining themselves, hunger strikes, refusing to pay fines.

As the suffragettes got more radical, the government banned women from liberal meetings and classed them as criminals instead of political prisoners. Suffragettes were force fed in prison as they went on hunger strike.
The government worked with the…

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