Knights of Labor riot in Chicago

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Historical Context Note

Supporters of the Knights of Labor, an American workingman's organisation, hold a demonstration in Chicago. When a protester throws a dynamite bomb at the police, eight officers and unknown numbers of protesters are killed. Eight men are tried for murder and four executed as a result of the incident.
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Editors. "Knights of Labor riot in Chicago". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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