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ENCOURAGING STRIKES.

AGITATOR SENTENCED

WELLINGTON, April 8. William Parker was charged before Mr Frazer, S.M.. to-day with, hating in his possession, for distribution, documents headed "Labour Unrest and the Lock-out." which documents advocated lawlessness, contrary to the War Regulations. ' ;

One leaflet advocated a strike on tlie works. ;

Chief-Detective Boddam stated that a large number of the'leaflets had heen distributed in Wellington, and some got as far as Christchurch. Chief-De-tw.tive Boddam added that Parker admitted ,he had-the 'leaflets .printed to his order, and that he denied nothing.

In m long speech, from the dock, accused spoke of the "parasites who fed on the workers." He showed no respect for the Court. As he had been convicted in 191.J for seditious utterances. Mi- Frazer sentenced him to 12 months' imprisonment, with hard labour.

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ENCOURAGING STRIKES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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ENCOURAGING STRIKES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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