Hello friends, I (Aijolt Brongers) am back. Hope all of you are fine.
As you all know, today (1st May) is mourned worldwide as the World Labour Day or International Workers’ Day. But, do you know that there is a grave incident behind this date being held as the Workers’ Day?
To know about the incident, we have to go back to 1886 in Chicago where the Haymarket Affair took place. A public assembly took place in the heart of Chicago against 8-Hour working day and the police were trying to disperse them.
Suddenly, a person threw a bomb at the police. He/she is still unidentified. The police started firing and 4 workers were dead. After this sad incident, the May Day Riots took place in the year 1894.
Many other incidents followed after the above two took place and ultimately, it was decided that the whole world will observe 1st May as the International Workers’ Day to show respect for the workers, to realize that they too are human.
I, Aijolt Brongers, request all of you to observe this day together to show the respect towards workers, without whom the world would have been nothing.