International Unemployment Day
International Unemployment Day was on March 6, 1930, led by the Communist Party USA, which demanded unemployment insurance. They organized in unions, schools, street corners, and sports clubs nation-wide. New York City and Detroit were the largest gatherings.
“All police on duty to avert violence at Red rally today,” read theNew York Timesheadline in the morning of March 6.
An estimated 100,000 unemployed workers came out that day in New York City. When the demonstrators attempted to march to City Hall, the police attacked, injuring and arresting dozens marchers.