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Peterloo Massacre

an incident at St Peter's Fields, Manchester, in 1819 in which a radical meeting was broken up by a cavalry charge, resulting in about 500 injuries and 11 deaths
Word Origin
C19: from St Peter's Fields + Waterloo
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  • He alluded to the “peterloo massacre” as it was then called, and which excited universal indignation throughout the country.

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