[Ques] What activist group physically attacked factories and machines?

The Quiz: What activist group physically attacked factories and machines?

Jacobins
Whigs
Tories
Luddites

Explanation : Not everyone was happy with the changes that came with the Industrial Revolution, and a popular story spread about a fictional textile worker named Ned Ludd who smashed the knitting machines that had taken his job. In the 1810s, crowds of people attacked factories and destroyed the machines inside to protest the loss of skilled jobs. They called themselves Luddites in Ned Ludd’s honour.

Correct Answer: Luddites

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