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5/4/1886: A peaceful labor protest in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois, turns into a riot, leaving more than 100 wounded and 8 police officers dead.

History

 


Venezuela: At least 68 people died when a fire broke out during a riot in the jail area of a police station

NPR

 


Medical security plan set during Egyptian presidential elections (3/26-28)

Egypt

“…..Ministry of Health and Population declared that as a part of the comprehensive medical plan, 2887 equipped ambulances will be distributed across polling stations, centers for the final announcement of election results, as well as along main roads in each governorate …….the Egyptian Ambulance Authority has coordinated with the Critical and Emergency Care Department to provide emergency doctors for each ambulance. ….. three fully- equipped medical convoys, with different medical specialties, will be stationed in each governorate during the election. Enough emergency blood supplies and medicine for six months will be provided to all hospitals during the election…..”


Spain: More than 750 people were injured in the crackdown, Catalan officials said.

NY Times


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