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Dock Strike In England

England has been wracked by strikes in the past few years as groups of workers previously unrepresented have organized and fight for better working conditions. A transportation strike in London, England affecting dock workers began May 24th. Some work continued at the docks but things generally were at a standstill. Many ships are delayed and unable to discharge cargo. Much meat and other perishable foodstuffs will be a total loss. The police are at the docks inspecting idle cargo and keeping order.

On May 31, 1912 these London police found a live monkey in a cargo hold.

London police with apprehended suspected stowaway – May 31, 1912

Photo: MAY 31, 1912

Dock Strike In England

England has been wracked by strikes in the past few years as groups of workers previously unrepresented have organized and fight for better working conditions. A transportation strike in London, England affecting dock workers began May 24th. Some work continued at the docks but things generally were at a standstill.  Many ships are delayed and unable to discharge cargo. Much meat and other perishable foodstuffs will be a total loss. The police are at the docks inspecting idle cargo and keeping order.

On May 31, 1912 these London police found a live monkey in a cargo hold.

London police with apprehended suspected stowaway - May 31, 1912
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