100 Years Ago – 16 February 1922

16 February 1922

Fighting continued in Belfast with further attacks, bringing the number of deaths in the city this week to 32.

Andrew Bonar Law, the MP for Glasgow Central, was interrupted by Communists during a speech he was making to his constituents. He said that he supported the new arrangement in Ireland and said that the people of Northern Ireland “could rely on the whole-hearted support of the British people in preserving the rights which they had given her”.

The Reichstag passed a vote of confidence in the Government of Joseph Wirth by a majority of 230 to 185.

It was reported that serious disturbances had broken out in Petrograd (now known as St. Petersburg).