A 100 years ago the citizens of Glasgow came out on strike when landlords, much like those today, put rents up to extortionate levels. PETER FROST has the story
One of the largest demonstrations ever seen in Glasgow took place a 100 years ago towards the end of 1915.
Willie Gallacher (below), who would later become a Communist MP, caught the mood beautifully. He called the huge protest of thousands of rent striking housewives accompanied by shipyard and engineering workers “Mrs Barbour’s Army.”
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