Peterloo Massacre
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The Peterloo Massacre (or Battle of Peterloo) occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 gathered at a meeting to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. It is estimated that 11-15 were killed and 400-700 injured.

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