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Old 22-11-2016, 04:56 PM   #3
cosmic tramp
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Know a lot about this , as the site is right behind Manchester Central Library where I would often walk (there's now a blue tourist plaque commemorating it).

Something similar also near my old home town is the Featherstone massacre where striking coal miners protesting about pay and conditions in 1893, were met with the army (at the behest of the pit owner), who opened fire, killing two, wounding eight. The only place in UK where this has ever happened...Arthur Scargill himself personally unveiled the monument which now commemorates it.

http://treeworship.blogspot.co.uk/20...therstone.html



Primary Sources : http://libcom.org/files/The%20feathe...20massacre.pdf

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