Perth became an active focus of protest as a result of the imprisonment of many suffragettes in the town's prison. The royal visit on 10 July 1914 became a good opportunity to launch further militant action. As the royal party progressed through the town centre, Rhoda Fleming, a 27-year-old woman, dashed from the crowd and tried to approach the royal car. She was restrained by the police and taken to the police station.
'The Glasgow Herald', 11 July 1914.
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