Today in World History: November 13th

Bloody Sunday happened in London, England. It was a protest in 1887 that fought for greater rights for Ireland in Great Britain and the rise of unemployment, poverty, and social issues on the island. Attended by 10,000 protesters and another 30,000 spectators, it was deemed a dangerous site by the British police and more than 2,000 police members and 400 troops were deployed to keep Trafalgar Square, where the protests were held, a safe space. A riot ensued, and more than 400 people were taken into custody, while seventy-five protesters were injured. A newspaper reported that the wounds of the protesters were less severe than those of the bayonet-armed police and troops.

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