Haymarket Riot

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Haymarket Riot Violence escalated on May 4 when a protest meeting began in Haymarket Square. During this meeting to denounce the events of the previous days, the police began to disperse the crowd when someone threw a bomb, killing twelve people. Policeman Mathias J. Degan was killed almost instantly and seven other policemen later succumbed to injuries. The police opened fire on the crowd, injuring and killing many. The death toll could never be determined.

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