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In England, 20,000 people march in London in support of electoral reform.

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02/11/1867

Britain's Reform League organized a massive afternoon parade through the streets of central London, together with an evening public meeting, in support of the growing consensus of an extension of the nation's franchise.  The procession, numbering a reported 20,000 people, was watched and cheered by thousands more, and in the evening speakers, including a large number of Liberal members of Parliament, spoke in favor of reform in the packed Agricultural Hall.  Later in the year Lord Derby's Conservative government would indeed extend the vote to hundreds of thousands of working men in the Reform Bill of 1867.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 21-23.

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