Oct. 8, 1909: Free Speech Fight Over!


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Missoula, Oct. 9—Meeting especially for the purpose, the City Council last night declared that the I.W.W. orators might speak where and when they pleased on the streets of Missoula, provided only that they do not impede traffic.

When this announcement was made, a crowd gathered and the I.W.W. orators began to speak, but without a fight . . . keep things  . . . , the interest faded and,  . . . the night was cold, the assemblage adjourned to their hall.

–Butte Evening News, Oct. 9, 1909


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