nov 4, 1667 - London Weavers Attack the East India House
As a result of an increase in the importation of Indian textile and the growing popularity of chintz, muslin and calico, London weavers in 1667 attacked East India House, the London Headquarters of the East India Company. Weavers, dyers and linen drapers in England protested that imports of Indian cloth were threatening their own industries. They rioted and attacked the East. As a result the East India Company responded by re-exporting Asian textiles to other countries in Europe, but market forces soon reversed this policy due to ever increasing popularity of Asian textiles.
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