A massacre that changed Britain: does Peterloo still resonate today?

Two hundred years ago, a crowd of people seeking political change became victims of a massacre. Would the Peterloo marchers be satisfied with today’s Britain? Are their issues now our issues? The Guardian’s Helen Pidd retraces the protesters’ steps to examine the Peterloo massacre’s legacy and explore whether the issues that led so many people to put their lives on the line are still relevant today.

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