The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

As the common day workers began to suffer from the poor state of the economy in Winnipeg, Unions were formed in order to receive better benefits and pay. In 1919 the Winnipeg General Strike began, it would last a total of 6 weeks ending from the events of bloody Saturday.


The Winnipeg general strike resulted in government and Mountie involvement in order to create a end to the strike. The involvement ended up with a death and injuries against the protesters.
As the riot escalated the government sent mounties and soldiers in order to maintain order. This was the day known as Bloody Saturday when violence ensued.

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