Jacob Lepidus plaque in London

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The Tottenham Outrage. On this site until the 1930's stood oak cottages, where in 1909 Jacob Lepidus, a Latvian "anarchist" was killed after a two hour running gun battle. It was the climax to a chase which left four dead and fifteen wounded following a wages snatch in Tottenham.

The Tottenham Outrage is the name given to an armed robbery and double murder which took place in Tottenham, Middlesex and Walthamstow, Essex, on 23 January 1909, which was carried out by two anarchists,[citation needed] Paul Helfeld and Jacob Lepidus (sometimes spelt Lapidus), both Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire.The "Outrage" became a cause célèbre in Edwardian London, with the route of the murdered policeman's funeral cortège being lined by a crowd of half a million people. The event led to the creation of the King's Police Medal, to reward the gallantry of the police officers involved. It also reinforced a feeling of xenophobia, fear of immigrants, and anti-Semitism, which influenced reactions to the Sidney Street Siege in 1911.[citation needed]

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