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The Cork Examiner, 25 January 1882

LIMERICK INTELLIGENCE
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(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)
Limerick, Tuesday.     
AFFRAY WITH THE MILITARY
   Last night, some soldiers of the 76th Regiment paid a visit to the old town, and for some cause or other, not as yet well explained, they came into collision with a number of civilians, with the result that something like a riot occurred. The military were outnumbered, and had, considerably, the worst of it, the Rifles in the end having to seek shelter in the Castle Barracks from their assailants. Stones and bricks were seen flying after the Rifles, and matters at one time became so serious that the military guard had to turn out at the barracks to keep back the crowd. An officer, who was passing up at the time, received a stroke of a stick in the leg, and some of the soldiers were also cut and scratched. No arrests have been made in connection with the occurrence.
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