Peterloo Movie Trailer

On August 16, 1819, a group of some 60,000 protesters gathered in Manchester England's St Peter's Field to demand that their voices be heard in parliament. Radical orator Henry Hunt, a long-supporter of universal suffrage, spoke at the demonstration. The cavalry was sent in to arrest hunt and then disperse the crowd. They charged with their swords drawn. In the ensuing chaos, 15 people lost their lives and roughly 600 were injured.