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The Haymarket Square Riot occurred on May 4th, 1886 as a rally against police for killing several people at a strike the day before.
Eventually the police arrived to break up the rally.
At one point, an unknown man threw a stick of dynamite at the police, killing several
In response to the bomb, police fired back at the protesters, killing at least one civilian.
Eight men were tried for their actions and, with no solid defense, one man was sentenced to hanging.
The riots sparked a new wave of discrimination towards foreign workers, as many of whom were part of the riots. Many foreigners were also rounded up as a result.
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