Story: Public protest

1932 depression protests: Wellington (3rd of 3)

1932 depression protests: Wellington

The day after the 10 May 1932 rally of unemployed workers at Parliament, where a breakaway group had smashed shop windows in Lambton Quay, many of the same crowd reassembled in a Cuba Street paddock. There they were charged and batoned by mounted and foot police.

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Destructive and violent protests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35109/1932-depression-protests-wellington (accessed 25 April 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015