Monday, February 25, 2013

The Food Riots of February, 1917


Protestors at the steps of City Hall in February, 1917.
Source: International Socialist Review, April 1917/Library of Congress.

In February of 1917, thousands of local women organized to combat sharply rising food prices. Spurred on by well-known anarchist and socialist leaders, many protesters turned violent and wreaked havoc on local businesses for several days.

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