Peterloo: Manchester is still resisting

Penny Hicks - 16 August 2019

Manchester has seen a frenzy of Peterloo commemorations. It is truly refreshing to be commemorating working class struggle and paying homage to the ordinary people who were killed and injured while attending a political rally.

Over 150 events have been organised, with Billy Bragg kicking off proceedings in June. The exhibition at the People’s History Museum is worth a visit to Manchester in itself. The misery and desperation faced by workers in 1819 and the arrogance, greed and sheer brutality of the ruling class is being widely remembered.... See more