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Haymarket Riot


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(1886)

An outbreak of violence in Chicago, USA. A protest at the McCormick Harvester Works culminated in a riot in which 100 people were wounded and several died. Eight anarchists were convicted of incitement to murder, and four were hanged. The international sympathy aroused for the accused led Governor John P. Altgeld to pardon the survivors on the grounds of judicial prejudice and mass hysteria.


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