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The exact purpose of the march remains unclear. This newspaper article suggests that the marchers' intention was to seize 'the whole of South Wales to erect a Chartist kingdom', but it is unlikely that this was the march's real objective. The marchers had planned to travel in three groups and meet at a location outside of Newport before marching together, but there were delays and this had given the town's authorities time to prepare. The Chartists grouped outside the Westgate Hotel, but when they tried to enter, soldiers were lying in wait and fired shots, killing 22 marchers and wounding many more. The remaining Chartists then retreated. The leading Chartists present, including John Frost, were sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered, but after protests from all over the country, the sentence was reduced to transportation.
Originally posted by rogue21
reply to post by MischeviousElf
political islam is still a fundamental problem
Originally posted by cellardoor1976
Bro, it makes me sad to see the way your country, and mine, is being dismantled. As a freedom lover fighting for my GOD GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, we both need to stand and fight for what is right, no matter what the cost. I realize England is close to, or past, the point of no return. America is close at hand. We are in the fight of our lives to preserve everything we love and stand for! It is better to die free, than live in bondage. I am with you in your fight because we share the same blood. Much love my brother across the sea...You ALL are in my prayers. STOP THE INSURGENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!