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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.

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.

May Day - The Haymarket Riot: The 1st of May 1886 was targeted for a general strike in favor of an eight hour day. 350,000 strikers struck, 40,000 in Chicago. The 8 best organizers in Chicago were tried and condemned. Parsons, Spies, Engel and Fischer were hanged.

May Day - The Haymarket Riot: The 1st of May 1886 was targeted for a general strike in favor of an eight hour day. 350,000 strikers struck, 40,000 in Chicago. The 8 best organizers in Chicago were tried and condemned. Parsons, Spies, Engel and Fischer were hanged.

Wikipedia.org/ 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[2] 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. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting.

Wikipedia.org/ 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[2] 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. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting.

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

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

Looking Backward 2000-1887. Edward Bellamy. Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888. First edition. Edward Bellamy wrote his utopian novel largely in response to the growing crisis he recognized between workers and bosses that resulted in bloodletting such as the 1886 Haymarket Riot. Like most social reformers of his day, he warned that ‘man’s inhumanity toward man’ would lead to social collapse. He rejected the notion that social inequity is innate to the human condition...

Looking Backward 2000-1887. Edward Bellamy. Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888. First edition. Edward Bellamy wrote his utopian novel largely in response to the growing crisis he recognized between workers and bosses that resulted in bloodletting such as the 1886 Haymarket Riot. Like most social reformers of his day, he warned that ‘man’s inhumanity toward man’ would lead to social collapse. He rejected the notion that social inequity is innate to the human condition...

Plutocracy the First Time Around: Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the First Gilded Age Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00 By Steve Fraser, TomDispatch | News Analysis

Plutocracy the First Time Around: Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the First Gilded Age Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00 By Steve Fraser, TomDispatch | News Analysis

Portrait of anarchist and labor leader August Spies, who was arrested and hanged after the Haymarket Riots, Chicago, ca.1886. He was the first speaker at the rally.

Portrait of anarchist and labor leader August Spies, who was arrested and hanged after the Haymarket Riots, Chicago, ca.1886. He was the first speaker at the rally.

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