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Today in labor history: Tompkins Square Riot

The NYC police, on Jan. 13, 1874, overran a demonstration by thousands of unemployed in Tompkins Square Park in the neighborhood now called the East Village.

 

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Today in labor history: Seattle Potlatch Riots

Much of the coverage in the local newspapers blamed the IWW for the attack and accused it for being a destabilizing force in the city.