Newspaper Name: Manitoba Free Press (which was renamed the Winnipeg Free Press)
Province: Manitoba
Town(s) Served: Winnipeg and beyond
Published: 06/23/1919
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Organized labour struck a blow for Canadians with the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, even though the strikers lost the initial battle. The eyes of the world were upon Winnipeg as the strike went on for five weeks. Authorities feared a Red Invasion, but it was a simple strike for living wages. This story is the coverage of Bloody Saturday, the end of the strike, when the mayor read the Riot Act to clear the streets. An inquiry found the strikers were not at fault for the violence.