After the revelation of 'Jack the ripper' as Prince Albert Victor, third in line to the throne, his last victim was arrested and sentenced to death for murder. The popular working class association the United British Socialists vowed to stage more protests in London itself, if Mary Kelly was hanged. On 13th April 1889 Mary Kelly was hanged in prison. As a result Socialist organisations from all over Britain met in Trafalgar Square for a protest.
On 15th April 1889 around 6,000 people from many different