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Peterloo Massacre

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin for Peterloo Massacre

C19: from St Peter's Fields + Waterloo
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