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.

"The history of the world holiday on the 1st May - May Day, or International Workers Day, held in commemoration of four anarchists executed for struggling for an 8-hour day."  http://libcom.org/history/1886-haymarket-martyrs-mayday

"The history of the world holiday on the 1st May - May Day, or International Workers Day, held in commemoration of four anarchists executed for struggling for an 8-hour day." http://libcom.org/history/1886-haymarket-martyrs-mayday

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.

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia

Haymarket affair - A map of the bombing published by the Chicago Tribune on May 5, 1886.

Haymarket affair - A map of the bombing published by the Chicago Tribune on May 5, 1886.

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Haymarket affair - Execution of defendants—Engel, Fischer, Parsons, and Spies.

Haymarket affair - Execution of defendants—Engel, Fischer, Parsons, and Spies.

Workers finish installing Gelert's statue of a Chicago policeman in Haymarket Square, 1889. The statue now stands at the Chicago Police Headquarters.

Workers finish installing Gelert's statue of a Chicago policeman in Haymarket Square, 1889. The statue now stands at the Chicago Police Headquarters.

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Haymarket affair - Altgeld Monument (by Borglum) erected by the Illinois Legislature in Lincoln Park, Chicago (1915)

Haymarket affair - Altgeld Monument (by Borglum) erected by the Illinois Legislature in Lincoln Park, Chicago (1915)

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