Regina Riot
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 50° 27.074 W 104° 36.301
13U E 528041 N 5588877
Quick Description: This historical marker is located at the Regina Police Headquarters.
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 7/7/2013 6:35:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMHG4P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 3

Long Description:
The marker reads:

"At 8.17 p.m. July 1, 1935, rioting erupted here in Market Square when RCMP and city police arrested the ``On to Ottawa'' trek leaders as they addressed trekkers and city residents. Rioting then spread to the 11th Avenue and Scarth Street area. Ending near midnight, it left extensive property damage, numerous injuries, and a city policeman, Detective C. Millar, dead.

"The trekkers were single men en route to Ottawa from B.C. to demand better conditions in relief work camps set up for the unemployed. They were stopped in Regina on June 14 by the federal authorities, who feared a revolution if the trek reached Ottawa. At a meeting between trek leaders and the federal cabinet, mistrust grew, and trekkers were prohibited from advancing or going home. To break the deadlock, Ottawa ordered the leaders' arrest. In the furor of the resulting riot, the frustration of the trek's failure and years of unemployment were released.

"The next day the provincial government arranged for the trekkers to return to their homes."
Marker placement date: 1/1/1979

Marker type: Plaque on stone wall

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