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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
a reply to: neo96
No, Socialists, Communists, Anarchists have never been for Gun Control, have you heard of the "Socialist Rifle Association" "Redneck Revolt" "John Brown Gun Club" "Black Panthers" etc
these are just a few examples... Socialists, Communists, Anarchists have advocated "Arming the Poor/Proletariat"
May Day protests in London turned to violence this afternoon as police attempted to contain huge crowds of demonstrators gathering in the centre of the capital.
By 5pm, the greatest feeling among the Oxford Circus crowd was one of frustration at being penned in and not allowed to disperse for an indefinite period. This led to scuffles between police and demonstrators.
Riot police raised their batons in return as the crowd tried three times to break through the line of officers and police vehicles.Witnesses saw several members of the crowd being struck by police.
At its national convention in Chicago, held in 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which later became the American Federation of Labor), proclaimed that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labor from and after May 1, 1886." The following year, the FOTLU, backed by many Knights of Labor locals, reiterated their proclamation stating that it would be supported by strikes and demonstrations. At first, most radicals and anarchists regarded this demand as too reformist, failing to strike "at the root of the evil." A year before the Haymarket Massacre, Samuel Fielden pointed out in the anarchist newspaper, The Alarm, that "whether a man works eight hours a day or ten hours a day, he is still a slave."