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04/05/1886 The Haymarket affair

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Sound Smart: The Haymarket Square Riot | History

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History Animation: Haymarket Riots

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Chicago Haymarket Riot

The Haymarket affair was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration at Haymarket Square in Chicago. 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.
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