World History Moment: The Nika riots of 532

World History Moment: The Nika riots of 532
World History Moment: The Nika riots of 532

World History Moment: The Nika riots of 532

Historian John Schmidt tells us about the Nika riots of January 13, 532. Fans at the Hippodrome stadium rioted when emperor Justinian arrested the leaders of a group who were protesting the emperor's high taxes. PHOTO: Emperor Justinian I (Public Domain/Wikipedia)