All Those US Riots

Zoot Suit 1943 riots in LA link

In Saner Thought

Closing Thought–03Jun20

Now would be a good time for the old professor to interject some history into the news of the riots….what better time to learn some history if you are staying indoors….

There have been many riots over the years here in the good old USA….Haymarket, Watts, Tulsa, Detroit and so forth….let’s put them into context…..

The Haymarket Riot kicked off on May 4, 1886, after a bomb thrown from the crowd exploded in front of a squadron of policemen. All in all, 11 people died, making the Haymarket Riot one of the least deadly riots in American history.

You read that correctly. The infamous labor riot at Haymarket Square in Chicago was one of the least deadly riots in American history. But if the famous Haymarket Riot of the late 19th century doesn’t even come close to cracking the Top 10, which riots do, and why are they…

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