Haymarket Riot

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Haymarket Riot

Chicago labor dispute erupted into mob scene (1886). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 297]
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To make matters even more complicated, many of protests are divided along immigrant lines: while many immigrants, including members of Addie's own family, support the strikes, others reject them, especially in the aftermath of what would come to be known as the Haymarket Affair.
May 1 was selected as International Workers' Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago on May 4, 1886, when police was working to control protesters during labor strike.
The rich historical setting is not explored as well as it could have been, and the crucial Haymarket Affair passes with little explanation.
The day is celebrated to commemorate the Haymarket Affair which happened in Chicago in May 1886, US itself does not celebrate it," Upadhyay added.
That despite the fact that May Day is intended to commemorate the Haymarket affair, when a bomb detonated near Chicago's Haymarket Square in 1886 after police arrived to break up a rally organized in support of workers striking for an eight-hour workday.
Once Home's founders and early inhabitants came to embrace the label, the colony began to attract settlers with more conscious anarchist philosophies and ties to the anarchist movement: figures like Gertie Vose, a friend of Emma Goldman's whose son turned police informant after the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910, and Jay Fox, a printer and eyewitness to the Haymarket Affair who ended up fighting a free-speech battle over an article written at Home that took his case all the way to the Supreme Court.
International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago.
Unlike Avrich, this enables him to root the Haymarket Affair in the history of the local labor movement.