Selina Martin

Selina Martin – Arrested and force fed for throwing an empty ginger beer bottle into an empty car

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On 21 December 1909 Selina Martin and Leslie Hall approached the Prime Minister as he was leaving his car, and tackled him on the subject of women’s rights. He didn’t answer them, causing Selina Martin to throw an empty ginger beer bottle into the empty car. She was arrested and imprisoned, being force fed and treated as a criminal even before her trial.

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