John Bowser reading the Riot Act

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1913
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Special police were sent from Vancouver to quell the disturbances, but they were repulsed by the rioters at the Nanaimo wharf. Finally John Bowser, the Attorney-General, was asked for military assistance. Here he is seen reading the Riot Act. When the rioters ignored his demands, he sent troops to the area.
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