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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It is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when Chicago police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight hour workday, killing several demonstrators.
The Martyrs Monument counters the Police Monument by representing the laborers who were denied presence at the Haymarket massacre site.
After the Haymarket Massacre, US President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair.
Although May Day began as a commemoration of stonemasons in Australia, the idea spread after the 1886 Haymarket massacre in Chicago.
MacPhee and others took to the streets of US cities with posters commemorating moments of radical history hke the Haymarket Massacre, the Battle of Blair Mountain, and figures like Fred Hampton, Walter Rodney and ]udi Bari.
May Day is celebrated all over the world in the commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886, when Chicago police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight hour working days, killing several demonstrators.
Also known as International Workers' Day, the occasion commemorates the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886, when Chicago police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight hour day, killing a dozen demonstrators.