The Battle of George Square

Southside Fringe: to mark the centenary of The Battle of George Square, 3 Chinas Productions are re-enacting the heroic events that took place on January 31st 1919!

The Battle of George Square

About The Battle of George Square

January the 31st 1919 and 60,000 strikers pour into George Square in Glasgow to protest against mass unemployment and having to work a 57 hour week.

Things soon got out of hand as the police baton charged the crowd. The riot act was read and the leaders arrested.

English soldiers were sent to Glasgow with machine guns placed on the roof of the Post Office and in front of the City Chambers.

To mark the centenary, 3 Chinas Productions are re-enacting the heroic events as well as the great Glasgow humour that saw them survive.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Battle of George Square are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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