~ May 1st, 2016 ~ Fort Russ News ~
~Fort Russ Editorial Team ~
On this historic day, we have just this simple message to our dear Fort Russ readers:
Happy May Day! – Day of the worker, the the one and true International Labor Day!
May 1st was chosen to be International Workers’ Day in order to commemorate the May 4th 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago. The police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday, when an unidentified person threw a bomb at the police. The police responded by firing on the workers, killing four demonstrators.