May Day Riots of 1919

May Day Riots of 1919

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The May Day Riots of 1919 were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout Cleveland, Ohio on May 1, 1919. The riots began when Socialist leader, Charles Ruthenberg organized a May Day parade of local trade unionists, socialists, communists, and anarchists to protest the jailing of Eugene V. Debs. The previous year, Debs's Federal Court trial was held in Cleveland. The event was also aimed at helping promote Ruthenberg's own candidacy for mayor of Cleveland. The 32 groups were divided into four units, each holding a Socialist flag and an American flag at its head. As they marched to Cleveland's Public Square, one of the units was stopped on Superior Avenue by a group of Victory Loan workers, who demanded that they lower their flags
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134910201
  • 9786134910200