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Irish nationalist demonstrations in both England and Ireland march in honor of the "Manchester Martyrs."

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12/01/1867

A large Irish nationalist demonstration took place in the northern English industrial city of Manchester in honor of the three Fenians executed two days before for the September 1867 murder of a local policeman.  Police estimated several thousand marchers in the street.  Meanwhile, in Ireland on the same day, at Cork, a similar large parade took place mourning the three men.  The funeral of the men, dubbed the "Manchester Martyrs," took place in Dublin a week later with the largest crowds of all.  (By John Osborne)   

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 163-166.

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