Sunday, July 3 1921: The first meeting of the Discipline Enforcement Committee was held

1921 (Taisho 10) Sunday, July 3 The first meeting of the Discipline Enforcement Committee was held in Shibaura reclaimed land by the opposition Kenseikai Party and the Kuomintang outsiders. In the morning, the event was threatened by heavy rain, but it cleared up around 10 o’clock and the event started at 13 o’clock. Masayoshi Oshikawa, Kanichi Otake, Monpei Yuasabonpei, and other active members of the opposition House of Representatives took the stage and criticized the government. According to the report, 10,000 people gathered on Shibaura reclaimed land.

On the other hand, at around 15:30, there was an incident in which several extramural members of the ruling Seiyukai Party distributed hundreds of leaflets saying, “The Kenseikai is not qualified for the discipline enforcement movement.” They became bloody after being beaten up by the organizers, the bodyguards of the opposition party. 300 police officers from the Metropolitan Police Department rushed to calm the commotion, and the crowd broke up at around 16:30 with three cheers by the Emperor.

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