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Regina Riot, Monday 1 July 1935
Seventy-nine years ago today, the On to Ottawa Trek was brutally stopped in Regina by the RCMP in what became known as the Regina Riot. The trekkers were unemployed men who walked out on strike from federal work camps in early April and left Vancouver on 3 June to bring their demand of “work and wages” directly to the Conservative government of RB “Iron Heel” Bennett. One protester and one Regina police officer were killed in the melee.
Source: Saskatchewan Archives Board #R-A7866
Without further ado — “Way Too Long” Live at So.i.Heard House of Music
Beyond real this weekend at Campbell Bay Music Fest!!!