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  •  Haymarket Martyrs Monument (2+ / 0-)
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    ... 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, and the wounding of scores of others.

    (November 11, 1887) four defendants... were taken to the gallows .... They sang the Marseillaise, then the anthem of the international revolutionary movement. Family members ... who attempted to see them for the last time, were arrested and searched for bombs (none was found). ... Witnesses reported that the condemned men did not die immediately when they dropped, but strangled to death slowly, a sight which left the spectators visibly shaken.

    Identity of the bomber

    Notwithstanding the convictions for conspiracy, no actual bomber was ever brought to trial, [...] Howard Zinn, in A People's History of the United States also fingered Schnaubelt, suggesting he was a provocateur, posing as an anarchist, who threw the bomb so police would have a pretext to arrest leaders of Chicago's anarchist movement.


    Resistance Is Fertile - Occupy

    by Sean X on Sun May 20, 2012 at 11:47:40 PM PDT

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