100 Years Ago – 11 June 1920

11 June 1920

The media reported that the election results in Germany were inconclusive, which was likely to lead to more uncertainty over future weeks. The Scotsman noted that “the General Election has proved little short of disastrous for the majority socialists and the democrats, although the former still constitute the largest single party in the Reichstag”. The final result was the Social Democratic Party (SPD) 6,179,991 (21.92%), the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) 4,971,220 (17.63%), the German National People’s Party (DNVP) 4,249,100 (15.07%), the German People’s Party (DVP) 3,919,446 (13.90%) and the Centre Party 3,845,001 (13.64%).

The police barracks at Carrigadrohid, in County Cork, was attacked, although the garrison of ten men and a sergeant were able to resist the assailants.

The Miners’ Federation met for a conference in London to consider the position with regards to wages for miners. It was decided to ask for a pay rise and for a special day to be allocated for miners to attend a conference. The delegates also agreed unanimously to condemn the British military dominance of Ireland.