John 'Jac' John and Leonard Worsell, killed by the army.

In August 1911 The Worcestershire Regiment fired on unarmed protesters who were supporting the Railway Workers' Strike at Llanelli in South Wales. 2 men were killed and two others injured. During the following days four more people lost their lives following an explosion in the railway yard. Order was restored in the town center by troops with fixed bayonets.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks.

    It is good to have a reminder of how the state/government reacts to the concerns of the working class.

    Of course the state's not shooting so many people these days - but it is handing down disproportionately severe custodial sentences. Know your place, worker.


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