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Haymarket Memorial, 2005

 

 

 

Haymarket Memorial, 2005

The 1886 Haymarket violence and the subsequent trial of eight anarchists, and execution of four, for their political beliefs has been a much-contested memory. In 1889 a statue commemorating the policemen who died was installed on the site. The statue was bombed in 1969 and 1970, and eventually was relocated inside the city police academy. A Haymarket martyrs monument was dedicated in Waldheim Cemetery in 1893 to honor the cause of the executed labor activists. There was little to mark the significance of the site until in 2004 the city installed a statue by Mary Brogger intended to accommodate multiple views of the event.