Police and troops at work in London and Liverpool, controlling crowds during strike.
Titles read: 'CIVIL WAR. London and Liverpool under Mob Law.' Strikes of 1911 - 1912.
Intertitle refers to police removing provisions from Kings Cross Station. M/S of people standing on street watching as policemen escort a convoy of horse-drawn wagons along a city street.
Intertitle refers to troops and mounted police at work in Liverpool. Men & boys in FG watch soldiers on horseback ride down street; followed by policemen on foot. Men driving empty flat wagons between rows of mounted troops. Nice high angle shot of double-decker tram stopped at right, people boarding spiral stairway; crowd moving by to left; followed by mounted police. Shot from same height of people hurrying down street to left. More shots of crowds on streets; trams passing; walls of buildings covered w/ advertising posters. Police telling crowds to move along.
Wide shot mounted police ride into crowd; making them run away. Soldiers come riding round corner 2 by 2; all on white horses.
Trade unions; riots; police brutality; demonstrations; crowds; mobs; traffic; street scenes; martial law.
See also ON 402 O.