Editors. "Bread riots in Milan are put down with heavy loss of life". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19257, accessed 25 January 2015.]
In Milan, riots break out over the rise in food prices that was leading to famine conditions. The government declares a state of siege in the city, and the riots are quashed with heavy loss of life. Between 100 and 400 people die in the course of the violence.
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