Haymarket Riot

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    Strikes by industrial workers were common in the U.S. in the 1880s. The working conditions were dangerous and wages were low, then. Usually these labor radicals were immigrants.
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    A labor protest rallied for the right to work eight hours near Haymarket Square turned into a riot after someone threw a bomb at police. Eight people died. In spite of lack of evidence, eight radical labor activists were convicted to death.