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Problems, Circumstances,
& Outcomes

Circumstances and Problems
In the 1886, ther was a "rise of organized labor". There were more jobs that were created, new workplaces, many unions, and women could work!
But, with all those rises, people also had to face some of the problems. One of them were about the pays to the workers. Even though the workers worked more than 10 hours a day, they still got a little pay. This wasn't right for them. The rally gathered at Haymarket Square to tell the bosses that they need less working hours.
 

Knights of Labor
All the problems that occured in the 1880s, led people to form the Knights of Labor. The knights of Labor included: An eight hour workday, termination of child labor, and convict contract labor system, equal pay for equal work, and graduated income tax. There were some more, and these "rules" were required for the Knights of Labor.
However,the Knights of Labor opposed the use of strikes so they did not endorse to the Haymarket Riot.

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The Outcomes
During the protest, there was a bomb thrown to the midst of a 200 man police column. This bomb killed 7 police, and this angered the police more. The real criminal who threw th bomb was never found. It left as a mystery in the history. But, eight conspirators were brought to trial and they were asked questions, and turned out to be that they were involved in the bombing. Seven of them were sentenced to the death, and the other was given 15 years in prison.
The city of Chicago built a statue of a police officer  in Haymarket Square on May 4th, 1889. After that, the statue was defaced, blown up twice, and repaired and it was removed to Chicago Police Training Academy at last.

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The police statue