The wild woman of the Winnipeg strike

Written by Darren Bernhardt, May 30, 2019, CBC News

On a hot summer afternoon in Winnipeg’s Market Square in 1917, a crowd of 2,000 listened to labour activists urge them to resist conscription and burn their military registration cards.

An enraged mob of 1,000 soldiers shoved through the crowd to get to the speakers.

Some of the activists fled. Others — including Helen Armstrong — stayed and fought back.   READ MORE

 

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