Dominion Day riot [Regina Riot], Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Creator McDermid Studio, Edmonton, Alberta
Title Dominion Day riot [Regina Riot], Regina, Saskatchewan.
Identifier GM.NA-3622-20
Subject Regina, Saskatchewan - Events
Regina, Saskatchewan - Riots
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Duties
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Officers
Regina, Saskatchewan - Police
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Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Corporal J.Pearson Clemmitt was among eleven Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers sent in during the riot to assist the Regina, Saskatchewan police. + In June, 1935 approximately 1,800 unemployed men from relief camps in British Columbia bagan an "On-to-Ottawa" trek in order to speak with federal officials about conditions in the camps. On June 14 the trekkers were detained in Regina and placed under police serveillance. The riot occurred when Royal Canadian Mounted Police and city police tried to break up a public meeting, held in market square, the trekkers organized to appeal for funds. One city policeman was killed and many other people were injured.
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