Demonstrations 1900-1950

Demonstrations 1900-1950

Throughout the 20th century, people have taken to London's streets to voice an opinion or make a stand. Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, Parliament Square, and Trafalgar Square are the traditional places in the capital for soapbox orators, demonstrations and rallies.

In the first half of the 20th century, demonstrations included:

3 August 1914

On the last day of peace before the First World War, crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace to cheer the King in support of the war.

1904 to 1914

Numerous protests and demonstrations connected with suffragette campaign took place. Protestors chained themselves to the railings at Downing Street in 1908 and organised the Women's Coronation Procession of 1910.

May 1926

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