SEATTLE -- May Day in the Pacific Northwest, celebrated for workers' rights and to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair, doesn't always go as planned.  Largely peaceful protests are sometimes punctuated by violence. Last year in Seattle, five police officers were injured and nine protesters were arrested as rocks flew.

SEATTLE -- May Day in the Pacific Northwest, celebrated for workers' rights and to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair, doesn't always go as planned. Largely peaceful protests are sometimes punctuated by violence. Last year in Seattle, five police officers were injured and nine protesters were arrested as rocks flew.

Haymarket affair  In the internationally publicized legal proceedings that followed the Haymarket Riot, eight anarchists were convicted of conspiracy. The evidence was that none of the defendants on trial had thrown the bomb. Seven were sentenced to death and one to a term of 15 years in prison. The death sentences of two of the defendants were commuted by Illinois governor Richard J. Oglesby to terms of life in prison, and another committed suicide in jail rather than face the gallows.

Haymarket affair In the internationally publicized legal proceedings that followed the Haymarket Riot, eight anarchists were convicted of conspiracy. The evidence was that none of the defendants on trial had thrown the bomb. Seven were sentenced to death and one to a term of 15 years in prison. The death sentences of two of the defendants were commuted by Illinois governor Richard J. Oglesby to terms of life in prison, and another committed suicide in jail rather than face the gallows.

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia

Haymarket affair - Wikipedia

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 - 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.

Exhibit 129a from the Haymarket trial: Chemists testified that the bombs found in Lingg's apartment, including this one, resembled the chemical signature of shrapnel from the Haymarket bomb.

Exhibit 129a from the Haymarket trial: Chemists testified that the bombs found in Lingg's apartment, including this one, resembled the chemical signature of shrapnel from the Haymarket bomb.

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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