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Haymarket Riot

Chicago labor dispute erupted into mob scene (1886). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 297]
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Consider the Homestead Steel strike in 1892, the Pullman strike of 1893 or the Chicago Haymarket riots of 1886.
22) Historians often portray the Haymarket Riots as an unfortunate confirmation of the prejudiced "stereotype of the alien bomb-throwing anarchist," blaming the "retaliatory aftermath" (including, presumably, the Illinois Criminal Syndicalism Act) for "suppress[ing] labor organization and political radicalism through World War I" and "delaying], by at least a generation, [the] adoption of the eight-hour workday.
At last Demos ventures somewhat timidly into more recent centuries, to discuss the Chicago union-organized Haymarket riots of 1886, the "Red Scare"--era of Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, and the daycare "abuse" cases of the last 30 years.
A MAY Day is International Workers' Day and commemorates the struggle of workers across the world after the Haymarket riots in Chicago on May 4 1886 when four strikers were killed by the police.