SOLDIERS FIGHT POLICE
FRSMANTLK May 6. Further rioting occurred on the wharf, when several volunteers were leaving. A crowd of strikers and women attacked, severely dealing with them. Later in the day, a large force of returned soldiers marched through the streets, and. requested the shopkeepers not to serve the police with provisions.' Towards the evening, a policeman was attacked by returned soldiers and badly injured. Other police came to his assistance, and after firing several shots, drove the rioters off. A number of the police were injured.
Reports received later state that the soldiers are organising an attack on the police atation. A meeting of railway workers decided to support the lumpers in every way.
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RIOTS RENEWED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9602, 6 May 1919
RIOTS RENEWED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9602, 6 May 1919
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