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ESCAPE OF WILLIAM O'BRIEN.

SERIOUS RIOTS. I _ — — —

[PJBtt PBEBS ASSOCIATION.} London, January 24. During the trial of W. O'Brien at Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, on a charge of using inflammatory language at Ballyneate, m September last, prisoner escaped from the open Court, the ctowd covering his flight. A riot ensued, and a fight between the police and the populace lasted some hours. The former repeatedly charged the mob qnsing their batons first, and afterwards, when they found their efforts repulsed, having recourse to bayonets. Twenty rioters received stabs of a serious nature and scores of others were more or less wounded. A dozen policemen were injured by stones. A somewhat similar scene took place at Clonakilty, County Cork, during the trial of a priest. Thirteen policemen were wounded by stones and bottles. In three instances the injuries are dangerous, and m another fatal. Thirty of the populace were injured.

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ESCAPE OF WILLIAM O'BRIEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2047, 26 January 1889

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ESCAPE OF WILLIAM O'BRIEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2047, 26 January 1889

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