Arrests at Free Speech Demonstration, Sunday 28 January 1912
Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) being arrested for defying a ban on soap box orating at the Powell Street Grounds (Oppenheimer Park) in 1912.
For a detailed account of this and a similar campaign in 1909, see Mark Leier, “Solidarity on Occasion: The Vancouver Free Speech Fights of 1909 and 1912,” Labour/Le Travail #23 (Spring 1989)
Source: British Columbia Archives #D-0638
The more things change, the more things stay the same. Or get worse.