Demonstrations & Policing
Although the miners were (largely) united in rejecting the owners' terms, there were discussions and disputes over organisation and behavior during the 1921 lockout, including;
- Anti blackleg processions
- Outcroppers selling coal
- Withdrawal of safety men
Police and military were called in to the coalfield in order to manage potential trouble during processions, demonstrations, and to 'keep the peace' between the owners and the miners.
Summonses for riots, unlawful assembly, and intimidation were issued, with several men (including well respected lodge leaders) arrested and imprisoned.