Killed for asking for a vote: Mike Leigh brings ‘Peterloo’ to Venice

The 75th Venice International Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Peterloo" competing in the Venezia 75 section - Venice, Italy, September 1, 2018 - Director Mike Leigh. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – In 1819, mounted troops charged, swords drawn, into a pro-democracy protest in northern England, killing over a dozen people and wounding hundreds in what became a landmark event in the struggle to win common people the right to vote. There were, of course, no cameras to record it, but journalists at […]

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