The Weather Underground

Shortly before the “Days of Rage” demonstrations of October 1969 in Chicago, the Weather Underground planted a bomb that blew up a statue built to commemorate the deaths of police officers during the 1886 Haymarket riot. The blast broke windows of surrounding buildings and debris was scattered across the Kennedy Expressway, and of course, no one was injured. The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on May 4th 1970, the day of the Kent State massacre, only to be destroyed by the Weathermen again in October 1970, a year after the original blast. Mayor Daley posted a 24-hour guard around the third statue, which was again destroyed, and has not been replaced since.

Shortly before the “Days of Rage” demonstrations of October 1969 in Chicago, the Weather Underground planted a bomb that blew up a statue built to commemorate the deaths of police officers during the 1886 Haymarket riot. The blast broke windows of surrounding buildings and debris was scattered across the Kennedy Expressway, and of course, no one was injured. The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on May 4th 1970, the day of the Kent State massacre, only to be destroyed by the Weathermen again in October 1970, a year after the original blast. Mayor Daley posted a 24-hour guard around the third statue, which was again destroyed, and has not been replaced since.



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    Happy Mayday kids! :)
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    i’m pretty sure the last statue wasn’t destroyed and was moved to a police training facility or something. it still...
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