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

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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)