Unrest in Hong Kong and The Peterloo Massacre: is history repeating itself?

“Those that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana 1863-1952 The Peterloo Massacre and the events surrounding it are considered to be pivotal in the UK ‘s history towards obtaining universal suffrage. 200 years later, we are again witnessing the same process going on in Hong Kong where the cry for universal suffrage is one of the main objectives of the protestors. The Peterloo demonstration was the culmination of a series of political rallies in 1819, demanding universal suffrage. A large gathering of 60,000 men, women, and children in St Peter’s Field in Manchester on August … Continue reading Unrest in Hong Kong and The Peterloo Massacre: is history repeating itself?