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1905 Russian Revolution

The Russian army opened fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn in which about 8 000-10 000 people

Sunday Oct 29, 1905
Tallinn, Estonia, Russian Empire

In the Governorate of Estonia, Estonians called for freedom of the press and assembly, for universal suffrage, and for national autonomy. On 29 October [O.S. 16 October], the Russian army opened fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn in which about 8 000-10 000 people participated, killing 94 and injuring over 200. The October Manifesto was supported in Estonia and the Estonian flag was displayed publicly for the first time.


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