HAIL! MAY DAY 2014-By S.Srinivasan
, where six workers were killed and many wounded. The meeting was peaceful and about to be adjourned when the police again launched an attack upon the assembled workers. A bomb was thrown into the crowd, killing a sergeant. A battle ensued with the result that seven policemen and four workers were dead. The blood bath at Haymarket Square, led Parsons, Spies, Fischer, and Engel to the gallows and the imprisonment of the other militant Chicago leaders. Such was the intensity of the counter measures of the ruling class all over the country. The second half of 1886 was marked by a concentrated offensive of the employers, determined to regain the position lost during the strike movement of 1885-1886.