Mr Coxey’s attempt to storm the Capitol

Embed from Getty Images

In the meantime numerous police, both mounted and on the floor, had assembled at the east part of the Capitol, where Coxey had declared his party would assemble. On reaching the street skirting the Capitol grounds to the north the procession found that the police barred the entrance. Coxey thereupon alighted from his buggy and jumped over the wall of the Capitol grounds, being followed by Browne. The police pursued them, and a number of the mob from the street made their way over the wall, the police cordon having been broken for a moment by the rush of the people. The people surged and shouted, but the police soon stemmed the rush.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *