“The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.”
-- Kingsley's Patronus, appearing in the midst of the wedding celebrations (DH8)
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, is tortured and murdered. Pius Thicknesse, who was put under the Imperius Curse a week or two before, is installed as the new Minister. With the power of the Ministry behind them, Death Eaters openly attack Order of the Phoenix safe houses.
Fall of the Ministry
Date August 1st, 1997
Location in Canon DH8: The Wedding
Type of Event Wizarding world
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