Depression-Era Protest, May 6, 1932

N 24th Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160, US

Category: Strikes/Riots

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On May 6, 1932, at a Communist organized mass meeting against abysmal Depression conditions, police fired into a crowd of more than 1,000 people who gathered in an empty lot after the permit to hold an indoor meeting was denied. Eight demonstrators were shot in the legs, and 51 others (49 men and two women) were later indicted by the Grand Jury for this "riot."