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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He was referring to the labor protest rally on May 4, 1886, near Chicago's Haymarket Square that turned into a riot.
On May 4, 1888, three thousand, largely unarmed workers converged on Haymarket Square in Chicago to hear Albert Parsons, August Spies, and other labor leaders respond to events of three days before, when laborers had been murdered during efforts to break a strike.
The workers at Haymarket Square cried "Capitalist greed
Durant's text for the show recounts the repressed history to which the work directs our attention: After a rally in Chicago's Haymarket Square in support of the eight-hour workday turned violent, five anarchist labor activists were arrested; four of them were publicly hanged the following year (one had committed suicide in prison).
On a rain-soaked night on May 4, 1886, a crowd of about 1,000 laborers gathered near Haymarket Square in Chicago, to rail against the action of police at the McCormick labor strike a few days earlier.
At a protest rally in Haymarket Square the next day, a bomb was tossed into the police ranks and police directed their fire indiscriminately at the crowd.
Though the violent acts at issue in this chapter are certainly no less horrible and socially significant than the contemporaneously enacted violent acts that more closely fit traditional notions of terrorism, the manner in which much racial violence was enacted-fictionally or actually-in the nineteenth century seems to differ too significantly to be grouped under the same umbrella that includes the Haymarket Square bombing.
The next day at a demonstration in Haymarket Square a bomb exploded in a crowd of police, killing eight.
Dinah's efforts to help her family are interwoven with details of the Haymarket Square riot in Chicago.
The youngster hitched a rented horse to a wagon, purchased fresh fruit and vegetables in Haymarket Square, and sold the produce, door-to-door, in towns surrounding his Roxbury, Mass.
In other projects, the MHW commemorated the founding of May Day and the fifties packinghouse workers' strike, and honored the Women's Trade Union League (WTUL), and the Haymarket Square martyrs.
The following day a demonstration was held in the city's Haymarket Square and eight policeman died when a bomb went off.