Local Authorities Overwhelmed
Mayor Roy Reece, who narrowly escaped mob violence
The local authorities attempted to control the crowd, but were overwhelmed
and outnumbered. Mayor Roy Reece of Springfield was forced into hiding by
threats from the angry crowd. Fortunately for Springfield, Governor Charles
Dedeen was in town and promptly activated the State militia. The crowd,
however, was still on the move.
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