Overseas Women’s Day went from bloody revolution to business breakfasts

Overseas Women’s Day went from bloody revolution to business breakfasts

Women marching on Overseas Ladies’s Day in Petrograd (St Petersburg)

For a cold temperatures’s early morning in Petrograd, females start streaming on the roads.

Two million males have actually died, meals is running away, and ladies have reached point that is breaking.

Some 100,000 workers walk out of their factories to join them by late afternoon. On the means, ladies smash windows of stores, raid the shelves for bread and meals.

Thousands make a dash that is dangerous the frozen river to achieve the town centre — authorities are firing shots at those utilizing the bridges.

Another 50,000 odd employees join them the day that is next overturning trams and carriages, occupying the river, and hijacking the enormous statue of Alexander III in Znamenskaya Square.

The sight of strikers scaling this symbol of autocracy, nicknamed “the hippopotamus”, convinces the crowd the revolution has whirred into action.

The riot continues for four times inspite of the military opening fire: if it is over, police get the word “hippopotamus” engraved in the statue’s plinth. Continue reading “Overseas Women’s Day went from bloody revolution to business breakfasts”