Haymarket Riot

Haymarket Riot
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  • 8 HOURS OR NO WORK!
  • WE DEMAND SH0RTER WORKDAYS!
  • WE DEMAND SH0RTER WORKDAYS!
  • STOP! RETURN TO WORK!
  • WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST!
  • STOP POLICE BRUTALITY!
  • INNOCENT MEN KILLED!
  • On May 3, workers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company began a strike in the hopes of gaining a shorter work day (eight hours).
  • WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST!
  • STOP POLICE BRUTALITY!
  • When the police intervened to protect strikebreakers, one person was killed and several were injured.
  • THE POLICE ARE HERE?!
  • BOMB!
  • In response to the death and injuries of the workers on strike, a rally was organized by anarchist leaders at Haymarket Square to protest police brutality the following day.
  • DON'T SHOOT AT US!
  • FIRE!
  • The rally was peaceful, until police units were sent to disperse the crowd.
  • STOP!
  • At that point a bomb was thrown into the police units by an unidentified individual, killing seven police officers and injuring sixty others.
  • The police responded with gunfire, killing four people and injuring others as well.
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