Beginning in September of 1913, 10,000 workers for the Colorado Fuel and Iron company went on strike to protest low pay and poor working conditions. Workers constructed a tent camp housing 1200 workers near the company town. On April 19th, 1914, the Colorado National Guard deployed a machine gun overlooking the camp and demanded that the strikers give up. On April 20th, they opened fire killing 25 people, 11 of whom were children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre

  • @I_Has_A_Hat
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    12 months ago

    It always sucks learning about a horrific atrocity that ends with “the perpetrators received zero consequences for their actions and the victims never saw a shred of justice.”