Labor: Black Battleground

Crowds of angry blacks marched through parts of Pittsburgh last week, exchanging volleys of stories, bricks and bottles with white workers at the sites of unfinished buildings. Determined to get a fair chance at construction work, the demonstrators tied up traffic as they converged on a new 65-story U.S. Steel skyscraper and scuffled with club-wielding police, who arrested more than 200 of them. The skirmishes introduced an ominous novelty into urban racial disturbances: demonstrators and police squirted each other with disabling Chemical Mace. Forty-one people were injured, eleven seriously enough to require...

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