The Holgate Riots broke out in 3058 on Manhattan when the High Congress of the Republic declared that non-government sanctioned unions were illegal and began a crack down on the Worker's Liberal Party in response to several protests and refusals to disperse by police order.
The response of the federal government was to rescind the ownership deed of the union's headquarters in New Harlem and to order them to vacate the building in one day. When the union refused, the police stormed the building and in the attempt Christina Holgate, chairman of the Worker's Liberal Party, was killed. Her death sparked riots all over Manhattan.
Holgate Riots Carriage DisasterEdit
In 3058, during the Holgate Riots, sympathizers to the Worker's Liberal Party seized control of a carriage rising to New Empire Station when news of government crack downs appeared on the public news feeds. The violence and damage to the magnetic coupling controls resulted in the carriage being knocked off its cable and crashing into New Empire Station, resulting in the deaths of 1600 passengers and 300 abroad the station. As a result the government banned news feeds, communications or messages being transmitted to passengers abroad a carriage in motion.
End of the RiotsEdit
The rioters were eventually dispersed when news of Dhayut Emergency arrived and the public opinion swayed against the Worker's Liberal Party after news broke of attempts to bomb relief aid to the affected Republic frontier worlds by the former union. Without public support, the group's actual members were quickly arrested and charged with treason, along with influencing the Holgate Riots Carriage Disaster.