Some of the protests in Britain led to violent clashes between suffragettes and police. Here’s how the women starting fighting back.
[Edith Garrud’s] chosen method was the ancient Japanese martial art of jiu-jitsu. It emphasised using the attacker’s force against them, channelling their momentum and targeting their pressure points.
As Garrud recalled in an interview in 1965, a policeman once tried to prevent her from protesting outside Parliament. “Now then, move on, you can’t start causing an obstruction here,” he said. “Excuse me, it is you who are making an obstruction,” she replied, and tossed him over her shoulder.
–from BBC News Magazine, written by Camila Ruz & Justin Parkinson. Link to the full article here.