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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Winnipeg General Strike: Bloody Saturday, June 21, 1919

Updated: 11 hours ago

Demonstrators march in support of the Winnipeg General Strike leaders on trial after the strike -- Daily LIFT #221

Today is the 101st anniversary of Bloody Saturday, June 21, 1919, when police violence and brutality against the people of Winnipeg and strikers led to the deaths of Mike Sokolowski and Mike Schezerbanowicz and the wounding of dozens of others. In the aftermath of this attack the Winnipeg General Strike ultimately failed in the short term though its long term impact and significance has been profound.

The strike also lives on in our memory as one of the great moments in Canadian labour history and in the history of Canadian working class resistance.


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