Monday, June 5, 2017

The Chicago Bread Riot of 1872.

The Bread Riot began in the winter of 1872 due to the worst depression of the 19th century. Thousands of people marched on the offices of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society on LaSalle Street demanding access to the money donated by people of the United States and other countries after the Great Chicago Fire. 
People who gathered to protest for poor relief and food, were forced into the LaSalle Street tunnel and beaten by police.

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