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Haymarket Riot

Chicago labor dispute erupted into mob scene (1886). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 297]
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The Haymarket Square branch represents the next generation of branch design for Associated Bank, but it's much more than that," said Darren Dewing, Associated's director of retail distribution.
Spies' inflammatory "Revenge" circular was distributed, and under the guidance of Gottfried Waller, later a witness for the state, the 70 or so socialists and anarchists in attendance devised a plan to incite a riot at Haymarket Square while simultaneously bombing Chicago police stations.
The events in Haymarket Square helped spur annual observances of May Day in the U.
When strike leaders heard on May 3 that the police had killed four workers locked out at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, they called for a protest rally the next day on Desplaines Street, near where Randolph Street emerged from downtown and widened into Haymarket Square.
The Chicago strikes and demonstrations of 1886-1888 culminated in the violent Haymarket Square riots, which included the murder of Chicago police officers, when anarchists hurled a dynamite bomb into police ranks.
In 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour workday turned into a deadly riot when a bomb exploded.
8 /PRNewswire/ -- Three thousand working people marched to the White House today in Washington DC, a thousand are marching from Haymarket Square in Chicago, and several thousand are taking to the streets in Boston -- all to spotlight the fact that employers have stolen workers' freedom to improve their lives through unions, and the laws are too weak to stop them.
Welch noted that urban violence and terrorism, from the 1886 Haymarket Square riot to the urban riots that punctuated the 1960s, "were the result of plotting and agitation, by professional revolutionaries, on behalf of their bosses at the top.
The collapse of these alliances, precipitated when the mayor supported the busting of a streetcar strike in 1885, in turn provoked a backlash among Chicago workers which helped trigger the violence that erupted in Haymarket Square in 1886.