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A ROWDY MEETING.

•MINISTER AND LABOUR. LEADER HOWLED DOWN.

(Per Press Aissociation.)

WELLINGTON,: ifarch IS.

The Hon. F. M. B. 'Fisher held a meeting at St. Peter's Hall,' to-night. The building was packed with a crowd y/hich, on the Minister's appearance, broke t into disorder and would not allow him to speak.

Mr Fisher then suggested that the meeting should nominate a speaker to debate the Reform policy. Mr Holland's name was called loudly and he mounted the platform. A section of the audience then howled Mr Holland down, and after he had tried •for, some time to get a hearing, the police removed him.

Meanwhile the police had been busy in the body of the hall ejecting disturbers. „ ■ :

A window was broken and some of the hall furniture was roughly handled mid the meeting .broke, up in disorder without any. address being delivered.

■/Many women 'w«rft among the audience' and joined at;times.in the general clamour. ; .'' .'..■'.

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A ROWDY MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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A ROWDY MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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