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In February 1886, their worst fears were realized. For weeks, unemployed workers and socialist intellectuals had been holding meetings in Trafalgar Square. On Monday, February 8, a huge meeting, including “a considerable proportion, larger than usual, of the roughest element,”65 was met by a force of over 61 62 63 64 65 Hyndman, 1884, 25. Day, 1916, 120. Day, 1916, 121. Jones, 1982, 119–20, 123, 143. GB Committee Disturbances, 1886, v. The City of Dreadful Night 27 600 police officers. Fearing an attack on Buckingham Palace, they moved into the Mall; the mob, numbering between 3,000 and 5,000 people, instead went on the rampage past the clubs of Pall Mall, into the streets of St James’s and Mayfair, breaking windows and looting shops.
Jones, 1982, 119–20, 123, 143. GB Committee Disturbances, 1886, v. The City of Dreadful Night 27 600 police officers. Fearing an attack on Buckingham Palace, they moved into the Mall; the mob, numbering between 3,000 and 5,000 people, instead went on the rampage past the clubs of Pall Mall, into the streets of St James’s and Mayfair, breaking windows and looting shops. 66 The new Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren, was made of sterner stuff. During the autumn of 1887, tension again rose, with huge crowds gathering daily in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square to hear speeches.
They could be divided, he said, into four sub-groups. 25% of the population. ” It included many young people: “young men who take naturally to loafing; girls who take almost as naturally to the streets”; they led “a savage life, with vicissitudes of extreme hardship and occasional excess. ”74 Booth was sanguine that this group was so small: “The hordes of barbarians of whom we have heard who, coming forth from their slums, will some day overwhelm modern 70 71 72 73 74 The Times, Oct. 24, 1887. Ensor, 1936, 180–1.