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Shoemaker Nicola Sacco, 32, (right) and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 29, were charged with a 1920 double murder and robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Despite flimsy eyewitness testimony and Sacco's corroborated alibi, the Italian-born anarchists were convicted. All requests for a retrial were denied - even after a local hood confessed to the crime in 1925. Their executions, in 1927, sparked worldwide protests.

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Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891 – August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888 – August 23, 1927) were Italian-born anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during the armed robbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States in 1920.

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Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927. There is a highly politicized dispute over their guilt or innocence, as well as whether or not the trials were fair.

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The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti - The Atlantic

Heroes and Martyrs - Emma Goldman, Sacco & Vanzetti, and the Revolutionary Struggle - AKUK the European home of AK Press and Distribution

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The Controversial Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

The Controversial Case of Sacco and Vanzetti. Were Sacco and Vanzetti wrongly executed simply because of their political beliefs?

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