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Breasts: Suffragists, Suffering and Cecily McMillan

"Constables and plain-clothes men who were in the crowd passed their arms round me from the back and clutched hold of my breasts in as public a manner as possible, and men in the crowd followed their example. I was also pummeled on the chest, and my breast was clutched by one constable from the front. As a consequence, three days later, I had to receive medical attention from Dr. Ede as my breasts were much discoloured and very painful.… Consequently, several men who, I believe, were policemen in plain clothes, also endeavoured to lift my dress.”