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While the Royal Commission on Congestion in Ireland was visiting Carrick-on-Shannon on 25th April, a large crowd of young men marched .with their bands from Roscommon to the bridge across the Shannon for the purpose of protesting against the grazing system. Their progress was barred by a strong body of police with drawn batons, and they were informed that if they wished to enter the town of Garrick, they must leave their bands behind them. Several who tried to cross the bridge were batoned. Eventually the processionists marched into the town without their bands, and encountering large droves of cattle, deliberately dispersed the animals in all directions, causing the greatest confusion in the town. A cable message to hand this week rtatea that the anti-grazing demonstrations in Roscommon have grown so serious that the police in lonely Parts of the country are being armed with the latest type ,of magazine rifle.-

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DISTURBANCES IN IRELAND., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 11, 29 June 1907

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DISTURBANCES IN IRELAND. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 11, 29 June 1907

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