1936: Asks Troops to Protect Workers

Middletown, Conn., Mayor Acts After Strikers Stone Bus, Seriously Injuring Two Men.

Middletown, Conn., July 8.–Mayor Leo B. Santangelo said last night he had appealed to the state government for 50 troopers to protect non-strikers at the Remington-Rand plant here.

Following a conference with Police Chief Charles Anderson, the mayor said no congregations of strikers would be permitted from now on in the plant area.

The mayor’s action came after a mob of 500 strikers stoned a busload of workers leaving the plant, seriously injuring two of the occupants.

The mob also battled with police.

From The Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), Wednesday, July 8, 1936.
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