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Brexiteers commemorate Peterloo

Protesters came from all over the North West – and as far afield as Scotland.

Protesters from all over the North West marked the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre with a march through the centre on Manchester on 19 October calling for democracy to be upheld and the EU referendum result implemented.

After a one-minute silence to honour those slain in 1819 they went to St Peters’ Square, the site of the massacre, to hear speeches from Brendan O’Neill (editor of Spiked-online), Paul Embery (trade unionist and journalist) and a Brexit Party MEP.

The event was organised by Leavers of Manchester, and drew participants from all over the North West. A spokesperson said:  “Our forefathers fought for the right to vote. They demanded that the vote of a mill worker should have the same value as the vote of a mill owner. Today we demand that each of our votes has the same value as that of a Gina Miller.”