National Guard troops are deployed in streets and at jail where anarchists are held in Centralia, Washington.
Centralia Washington USA Date:1919 Duration:1 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Washington State National Guard troops maintain order in Centralia, Washington, following Armistice Day deaths involving the Industrial Workers of the World union (I.W.W.). Soldiers, armed with rifles, patrol a roadway, as cars pass. Armed soldier moves several men from street to sidewalk. Contingent of soldiers march to police station, where they stop and fix bayonets to their rifles. A soldier posted in a vacant lot outside the Centralia jail where 37 anarchists are being held pending trial. A derelict wagon sits in the lot and a dog sniffs about. A group of men gathers outside building where slate states: " I.W.W.s maintained headquarters and from which they opened murderous fire that resulted in death of four ex-soldiers." (The headquarters was attacked by members of the American Legion during the Armistice Day parade.) Slate states: "Members of the American Legion demolished the headquarters of the anarchists and destroyed their seditious literature." Several men are seen rummaging through papers strewn about in front of the building. A final slate quotes statement by Representative Johnson, Chairman of the U.S. Immigration Committee: "The Country must be purged of seditionists and revolutionists, and if this means war, the quicker it is declared the better."
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