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Reports of disturbances in #Barry. My dad's sister's second husband's third cousin lives there, and we drink in the same pub. He's gonna keep me in the loop.

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots
The information on Barry is rolling in as we speak. Last night, 50 white men showed up to a fish๐ŸŸ and chip๐ŸŸ shop on 296 #HoltonRoad, if I recall correctly.

#1919RaceRiots #Barry #SouthWales
There seem to have been a few different instigators, a number of arrests were made in #Barry last night. They went to the fish and chip shop owned by #EdithGillespie, who has a husband who is a coloured man

#Barry #RaceRiots #Wales
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1. On Friday 6th June 1919, there was a #RaceRiot in the city of #Newport in #Gwent, #SouthWales. What happened in #Newport had a huge overwhelming effect on #RaceRelations for years to come. Here's a clipping from @nytimes about the #riot
2. As @renireni pointed out in Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race:

"Riots always seem to kick off in the summer." ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

In 1919, there were riots in:

๐Ÿ”ธ#Chicago
๐Ÿ”ธ#Baltimore
๐Ÿ”ธ#Omaha
๐Ÿ”ธ#Newport
๐Ÿ”ธ#Liverpool

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#Cymraeg #History #Cymru #Hanes
3. According to the #history, a #black man insulted a #white woman in #Newport, which lead to an altercation. It kicked off in #GeorgeStreet [see below], where 3000 white people formed into a mob and attacked the houses of the two black people on the street.
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