Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Martial law threatened for Finland

September 20, 1905

 Nicholas II of Russia has threatened to "place Finland under martial law if political assassinations continue in the Grand Duchy," according to the latest dispatch sent to the New York Times.   The Emperpr's attitude is "likelu to widen the breach between the ruler and the people," who remain angry at the "violation of of their constitutional rights."

Nicholas, however, "holds pronounced views" as the Grand Duke of Finland, and "thinks it is his bounden duty to exercise stern repression of political crimes."

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