MEGAN MARZ is a writer based in Brooklyn.
Off the ShelvesBy Theodore Hamm, Megan Marz, Richard Klin, and Anne McPeak
On May 4, 1886, Chicagos anarchists and radical labor leaders gathered in Haymarket Square to protest ongoing police violence against the movement for the eight-hour workday. Although some leaflets in circulation at the event called "workingmen to arms!!!," most of the speakers at the rally discouraged any resort to violence.