King 5 (Seattle), “Q&A: What is May Day?”

On May 4, 1886, demonstrators, led by anarchists, called a mass meeting at Haymarket Square in Chicago to protest what was seen as police brutality.

“These were immigrants. They were socialists. Some were anarchists. Some were bystanders. Many were just outraged at the recent killings, and then someone threw a bomb.” Linebaugh said. “To this day, no one is quite sure who threw that bomb.”

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