100 Years Ago – 2 December 1920

2 December 1920

The police in Dalston, London, cleared a property of unemployed men who had refused to leave. Over 1,000 men took over the property and demanded that the Red Flag should fly from Edmonton Town Hall, which they had seized following a similar action the day before in Tottenham. The men demanded the free use of a slipper bath once per week, free use of a committee room as a headquarters and a workshop that they could repair their boots and where they could have their hair cut. The library in Peckham Road in Camberwell was also taken over by the unemployed in that area.

Authorities in Dublin revealed that two former police officers had been kidnapped in Killenaule and left tied up in chains against a wall for two days.

A bomb exploded in Cork destroying the drapery store of O’Gorman and Co and badly damaging nearby houses. Two ladies who had just taken a flat in Victoria Buildings and placed new furniture in it the day before, saw their property destroyed and they narrowly avoided being killed in the explosion.