KYDE PARK DEMONSTRATION.
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LONDON, March 1
Poutsma, speaking at the Hyde Park demonstration, charged Mr ■ Merriman and Mr Saver with urging Genera] Botha to crush trade unionism by cheap railway labour. It was because the workers had risen effectively against that policy that the leaders were deIported. 'General Botha and Mr Saver had sold themselves to the mining magnates, who were also seeking to reduce wages,. Nine of them were returning, to see who was the stronger—General Smuts or the workers of the world. They were going to challenge General Smuts, and were prepared to face any properly-constituted tribunal. Archibald Crawford, another speaker, said the only dynamite used in the last strike was by the police, with,a view to discrediting the strikers. Waterston said that South Africa was rapidly drifting back to Krugcrism. Dutchmen were predominating in the Government Services, and Englishmen were slowly but surely.being excluded from South Africa, which was becoming the chosen compound of. the Africanborn.
Rees, a member of the Engineers; Society, urged the shipwrights and engineers to refuse to repair the Umgeni. '' .
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914
KYDE PARK DEMONSTRATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914
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