Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Peterloo to Orgreave

This summer marks both the 35th anniversary of the police assault against striking miners at the Orgreave Coking Plant and 200 years since a peaceful rally in Manchester turned into the bloodiest political clash in British History.

The city’s People’s History Museum’s is running a year-long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest to mark what became known as the Peterloo Massacre, a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.

We have joined forces with the PHM to show how the state has used violence to repress working class action, and produced a new leaflet From Peterloo to Orgreave highlighting the historical links between these two ambushes planned by the state.