Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27

June 27, 1887: A riot erupts during a strike of the street labors who attacked diggers working at an excavation on Gorham St. and then hurled stones at responding police. After three police were wounded, the police fired at the protesters, ending the riot.

Sources and Further Reading:

  1. History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York (1908); Peck, William F.; page 100

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