Ludlow Massacre Memorial

By: AP
By: AP
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The annual memorial service honoring those killed at the Ludlow massacre will go on even as police investigate the beheading of two statues commemorating the 1914 tragedy.

The United Mine Workers expect 500 people to visit the monument on June 29th for the service remembering one of the bloodiest confrontations in American labor history. State militia and hired guards fired on coal miners' families and torched their tent city near Trinidad on April 20th 1914, culminating a seven month strike, rooted in demands for an eight hour day and a 10% wage increase.

Statues of a miner and his wife were built to symbolize the five miners, two women and 11 children who died.

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