Herrin Massacre marks 100-year anniversary today

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Herrin Massacre in 1922.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:59 PM CDT
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HERRIN, Ill. (KFVS) - Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the Herrin Massacre, one of the deadliest labor disputes in U.S. history.

At least 22 people were killed as a battle took place between union coal miners, non union members, and guards.

Today at the Herrin City Library, a local historian gave a presentation on the events that took place.

Following the presentation at the library, there was a special ceremony at the Herrin City Cemetery where victims of the massacre were remembered with a 21 gun salute and bagpipes.

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