General Strike in St. Petersburg.
£7,000,000 Damage at Odessa
4,800 Casualties iii One Day,
Machine Guns Used with Deadly Effect.
Received July 4, 8 55 a.ra
St. PRTicRSBCTf.o, July 3 Prince Alexis Ignatieff is proceeding to Odessa with extraordinary powers. A general strike has occurred in St. Petersburg and mobilisation of troops in the city is suspended. The promulgation of M. Bulyguine's Bcheme has beau postponed for a fortnight. A grant of increased wages has pacified the Kronstaadt strikers.
Seven million sterling's worth of damage has beon done at Odessa. The inhabitants are in a frenzy on account of the military violence. It has been ascertained that 1,800 were killed and 3,000 wounded on Wednesday, the majority of the latter Buccumbinj?. Machine guns were used against the crowd. 120 men and women drank a quantity of stolen spirits and fell asleep on a coal heap. The machine guns riddled them to death.
Another instance is recorded where 200 fugatives were slaughtered instead of being arrosted.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6612, 4 July 1905
General Strike in St. Petersburg. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6612, 4 July 1905
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