Monday, June 22

Bloody Saturday - The Fallout

- The immediate aftermath was nearly 100 arrests (this partial list from Manitoba Free Press 23 June 1919):

This is a list of those injured enough to be admitted to General Hospital (Telegram, 23 June). The lone immediate death was that of Mike Skodelik (later identified as Mike Sokolowski) of Henry Avenue. Steve Schezerbanowes of East Selkirk who was shot in the legs would die days later from infection.

- Minister Robertson declares that the Federal government will not resume negotiations until the strike is called off. He also distances the feds from what took place: "It was purely an action of the provincial and civic authorities" he tells the Telegram.

- Streetcar service was called off after the riot in what the Telegram called a "grim mistake" as it shows a sign of weakness.

Bloody Saturday - In the Mayor's Words

This statement was issued the night of Bloody Saturday and published Monday June 23rd in the Telegram:

Sunday, 22 June 1919 - The International Newsstand

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 22 June 1919

New York Times, 22 June 1919

- Also an in-depth feature "Bolshevism in Winnipeg"

Chicago Tribune, Front Page:

Winnipeg, Man., June 21.- Winnipeg, strike torn since May 15, is under martial law tonight. After bloody fighting this afternoon between thousands of strikers and the city and provincial police, in which one man was killed, several injured probably fatally, and more than a score hurt...