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Cartoon by Thomas Fitzpatrick, The Weekly Freeman and National Press, 29 April 1893.



"I do not come here to preach any doctrines of passive obedience or non-resistance. You have had to fight for your liberty before."—Mr. Balfour to the Orangemen in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, April 4th, 1893.

"The Orange crowd became very menacing towards 11 o'clock (on April 22nd) ... A rush was finally made for the publichouse of Mr. J. Connolly, Peter's Hill, Belfast. With shouts of 'Clear them out!' the mob broke in the windows, hunted all the hands out, and attempted to fire the place. Mr Connolly, a Catholic, had to escape over the back wall, and the rest had to fly. A barrel of whiskey was then rolled into the street, while others caried off bottles of brandy, and everything they could lay their hands on."—Daily Papers of Monday, April 24, 1893.


Orangemen riot in Belfast after an address by the Conservative politician Arthur James Balfour at the Ulster Hall, in which he encouraged them to fight against Gladstone's Second Home Rule Bill. Balfour holds a paper entitled "Academic Opinion". Note the whiskey bottles and barrels labelled "JJ & S" [John Jameson and Sons}, the shipwrights' hammers wielded by some of the Orangemen, and their savage expressions and generally simian features.

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current12:28, January 4, 2009Thumbnail for version as of 12:28, January 4, 20091,024 × 676 (265 KB)Nicknack009 (Talk | contribs)"Balfour's Bravos", cartoon by Thomas Fitzpatrick, ''The Weekly Freeman and National Press'', 29 April 1893. Orangemen riot in Belfast after an address by William Balfour at the Ulster Hall, in which he encouraged them to fight for their rights.

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