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Haymarket Affair

The Haymarket affair (also the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) refers to the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians.

One For The Road: The Haymarket Affair

Depiction of the explosion, Haymarket Affair

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The Haymarket affair is generally considered significant as the origin of international May Day observances for workers.

Lucy Parsons and the Haymarket Affair

The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at what began as a peaceful labor rally on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. Workers were striking for an eight-hour work day when an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they tried to disperse the demonstration. The bomb and resulting gunfire left seven police officers and at least four civilians dead, and many others…

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Haymarket riot: The Haymarket affair was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers the previous day by the police.

Weather Underground Organization (WUO), commonly known as the Weather Underground-- was an American militant radical left-wing organization founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Originally called Weatherman, the group became known colloquially as the Weathermen. Weatherman organized in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) composed for the most part of the national office leadership of SDS and their supporters. Their goal was to create a…

The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers by the police, the previous day.

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