Rally, Canton, 23 June 1925, protest against May 30th shootings

Rally, Canton, 23 June 1925, protest against May 30th shootings

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sh-s04. The Shakee Shaji images document events on 23 June 1925, in the aftermath of the May 30th shootings in Shanghai, when shooting broke out between demonstrating Chinese military cadets, and British and French servicemen and volunteers across the canal on Shameen/Shamian island, Canton (Guangzhou). It's not clear who opened fire first, but quite clear who had more firepower. See Sh-s05.

Caption on photograph

'The "Robin" a British gunboat in the canal shortly before the trouble'.

Location

Guangzhou

Date

Tuesday 23 June 1925

Media

Black and white photograph