200 years ago this week, 60,000 working class people gathered in the centre of Manchester.
Their peaceful demands for the right to vote and an end to poverty were met by cavalry charges and bloodshed. 18 people were murdered for demanding their rights, and hundreds more wounded.
Today we don’t have to risk our lives for the right to vote. But our democracy still falls far short of the vision of our ancestors. Please donate today to carry on the fight.