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Haymarket Square Riot Re-Enactment: Photos

By JoshMogerman in Miscellaneous on May 1, 2011 8:00PM

You need not look far to see why even 125 years later the Haymarket Square Incident still holds meaning to many. The battle over collective bargaining in Madison clearly cast a big shadow over yesterday's re-enactment of the bloody Chicago riot that spawned America's labor movement. While the event, featuring troubadour Jon Langford, Chicago historian Tim Samuelson, Environmental Encroachment, and a cast of more than 100 bringing the events back to life (including Chicagoista Kevin Robinson as Mayor Carter Harrison), was meant to mark a deadly serious moment in the City's history, there was clearly fun to be had. Missed the event? We have you covered with photos from all perspectives.