The Peterloo Massacre. On 16th August 1819, a peaceful rally of 60,000 pro-democracy reformers, men, women and children was attacked by armed cavalry resulting in 15 deaths and over 600 injuries.
This red plaque replaced a previous blue plaque on the same site, which controversially contained no mention of deaths, injuries or the term 'The Peterloo Massacre'.
Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester
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by Manchester City Council in 2007