The early industrial revolution
Engine-looms making silk ribbons grew more common after the Restoration and there were riots in London in August 1675 against their use.
"Trouble started on the night of Sunday 8 August around Moorfields, and over the next four days spread to Spitalfields, Stepney, Whitechapel, Cloth Fair and Blackfriars ... and also beyond that to Stratford le Bow, Westminster, and Southwark. .. One report claimed that there were 'reckoned to be above 30,000' tumultuous weavers in the City of London alone .... at least 85 engine-looms belonging to 24 different owners were destroyed.
... of the 201 suspects who eventually appeared in court, 11 were females. This is in contrast to the more specifically political riots of the reign, for which there is no evidence of female participation."
From T. Harris, London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II, Cambridge Uni Press, 1987, p. 193.