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Manchester's battle to remember the Peterloo Massacre

Mark Krantz writes on the campaign to build a proper memorial to protesters hacked down by the cavalry in 1819


Campaigners in Manchester erected this 15ft scultpure at the weekend to help remember the 1819 Peterloo Massacre. It is called the Liberty Cap and is based on the design of hats worn by protesters demanding democracy (Pic:

Campaigners in Manchester erected this 15ft scultpure at the weekend to help remember the 1819 Peterloo Massacre. It is called the Liberty Cap and is based on the design of hats worn by protesters demanding democracy (Pic: Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop—phone 020 7637 1848. For more on the Peterloo Memorial Campaign go to www.peterloomassacre.org


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Mon 20 Aug 2012, 11:50 BST
Issue No. 2316
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