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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She is a human conscience, eternally shocked in front of the crass abuses committed by the bourgeoisie, the police, the army and the courts against the people, whether in the towns of France, the Chicago of the Haymarket martyrs, or the islands of New Caledonia to where she had been deported after the defeat of the Commune.
Instead, the Haymarket Monument, also known as the Martyrs Monument, was placed at Waldheim Cemetery, ten miles from Haymarket Square, at the gravesites of Parsons, Spies, and the other Haymarket martyrs.
bonfires are lit in commemoration of the Haymarket martyrs, usually at dawn.
It operates as a conflation of break room and gallows--an extrapolation of the scaffold used to hang the Haymarket Martyrs (as the Chicago anarchists came to be known).
1) The execution of the Haymarket Martyrs helped to radicalize Emma Goldman and many others.
But not until 2004, after much agitation by Studs Terkel, will a monument memorialize Albert Parsons, August Spies, and the other Haymarket martyrs, none of whom had anything to do with the dynamite that killed the seven cops who needn't have been in the Square in the first place (and this is according to the mayor of Chicago, who was there, on a horse).