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My Genealogy and History Page of
Estevan
Saskatchewan
Canada
 
Black Tuesday Riot
 Sept 29, 1931

 
 

 SEPT 29, 1931 
 Black Tuesday

The Estevan / Bienfait Coal Strike resulted in a Riot and the death of 3 miners
in Estevan, on 4th St, corner of Souris Ave. near the Courthouse.
During a Strikers Protest Parade,
These 3 men were shot and killed, by RCMP and Estevan Police officers.
It has been a contentious issue, as who was to blame.

Estevan Court House and Miner's Corner Display
Estevan Miner's Corner,
with Estevan Court House in the Background
where the trials of the men, took place

newspaper article on the strike aftermath

newspaper headlines across Canada, should show 3 dead


The Headstone in Bienfait is the real tragic aftermath of this riot.

The men that need to be remembered are listed below:

Nick Nargan, a twenty-five year old miner from Taylorton,
 died instantly from a bullet in the heart;
 Julian Gryshko, age twenty-six,
 died of abdominal bullet wounds.
Pete Markunas, a Bienfait miner aged twenty-seven,
died in Weyburn General Hospital
 two days later as a result of bullet wounds to the abdomen

For a more complete story and history of this event,
view my Bienfait 1931 Riot Web Page here
1931 Miner's Riot

 


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