During the demonstration at parliament some of the women got into the corridors of the Commons while others "created a scene" in the Ladies' Gallery by shouting "votes for women" slogans. Jenny was arrested outside parliament where a newspaper report says "four very athletic suffragettes clambered on a statue". The women were taken away by police and fined £5 by the court, which they refused to pay
When Elsie Inglis asked the War Office if female doctors and surgeons could serve in front-line hospitals in World War One she was told 'my good lady, go home and sit still'. Elsie, a pioneering Edinburgh doctor who had already become well-known as a champion of women's health, did the opposite. Instead, she formed the Scottish Women's Hospitals - all female units that provided support for Britain's allies, the French, the Belgians and especially the Serbs.