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Demonstration of Suffragettes

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Demonstration of Suffragettes

Multitudes of women protest on the streets of London in a demonstration organised by the Women’s Social and Political Union on 18 June 1910.

Non-Fiction 1910 3 mins

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This was one of the earliest mass marches organised by the suffrage movement, and up to 15,000 women marched from the Embankment to the Albert Hall to hear speeches from Christabel Pankhurst and other suffragette leaders. Many of the women in the film are carrying arrows on poles which represent the "broad arrow" symbols used on prisoners' uniforms at the time; the women carrying them had all been imprisoned for their suffragette activities. The three imposing figures on horseback glimpsed at the end are 'the General' Mrs Flora Drummond and two of her associates, Mrs Evelina Haverfield and Miss Vera Holme.

NB Correct title is SCENES IN THE RECORD DEMONSTRATION OF SUFFRAGETTES